Gina Brillon Among the 10 “America’s Got Talent” Finalists Vying for $1M Grand Prize

Gina Brillon’s got Talent-ed plans…

America’s Got Talent’s 16th season will end this week with the 41-year-old Latina comedian among the finalists who could walk away with the $1M grand prize.

Gina Brillon

In addition to Brillon, the 10 finalists include aerialist Aidan Bryant, singers Brooke Simpson, Jimmie Herrod and Victory Brinker, magician Dustin Tavella, comedian Josh Blue, quick change artist Lea Kyle, Northwell Health Nurse Choir, and the World Taekwondo Demonstration Team.

The show’s top ten finalists will be joined by a swathe of celebrity guests on the show on Wednesday September 15 including Idina Menzel, Pentatonix, Bishop Briggs, George Lopez, Rico Rodriguez, Olympic Silver Medal gymnasts Jordan Chiles and MyKayla Skinner and AGT season nine winner and Las Vegas headliner Mat Franco/

In addition to the grand prize, the winner join America’s Got Talent Las Vegas Live at Luxor Hotel and Casino this fall.

It comes as the show, which was created by Simon Cowell and is produced by his Syco Entertainment and Fremantle, remains the most-watched summer program for the eighth consecutive year and the most-watched summer broadcast unscripted program for the 16th consecutive year.

NBC said that the show had reached more than 60M viewers across linear and digital platforms.

YouTuber Michael Korte Creates “Evolution of Lin-Manuel Miranda” for Hurricane Maria Relief

Lin-Manuel Miranda is getting a special tribute… And, it’s all for a good cause.

Nearly a year after the deadly Category 5 Hurricane Maria hit the Caribbean, Puerto Rico is still trying to rebuild.

Evolution of Lin-Manuel Miranda

Moved by the disastrous aftermath, L.A.-based YouTuber Michael Korte gathered a group of talented artists and brought to life the “Evolution of Lin-Manuel Miranda” to celebrate Miranda’s trajectory and raise funds for the victims in Puerto Rico.

Filmed in the Boyle Heights area of Los Angeles with the participation of Korte, Aaron Encinas,Brooke Simpson, Jasmin Cruz, Jessica Muchow, and Mark Joseph, the mashup features songs from In The HeightsBring It OnHamilton, and Moana, to name a few.

The decision to honor Miranda was simple, according to Korte. “Lin is so actively working to remind us all that Puerto Rico still needs our thoughts, aid, and heart,” he tells Billboard. “Lin’s work deserves the celebration!”

One hundred percent of the proceeds from the video will be donated to The Hispanic Federation to support hurricane relief in the island.

“Knowing that there are people in Puerto Rico still without power, still struggling with ramifications from the Hurricane is equal parts heartbreaking and infuriating,” Korte says. “These are our brothers and sisters.”