What to Watch Wednesday: Brooke Simpson, Indigenous singer from NC, in ‘AGT’ finals

Brooke Simpson performs in the semi-final round of “America’s Got Talent” on NBC.

Brooke Simpson performs in the semi-final round of “America’s Got Talent” on NBC.


America’s Got Talent (9 p.m., NBC) – Remember North Carolina singer Brooke Simpson who nearly (and should have) won “The Voice” a few years back? Well she’s back, and this time she’s in the finals for “America’s Got Talent.” She made the finals with last week’s performance of Ed Sheeran’s “Bad Habits.” During her time on “The Voice,” Simpson became a symbol of pride for her hometown community of Hollister, her Haliwa-Saponi tribe, and Indigenous and Native American groups across the country. The winner of tonight’s show gets $1 million. Watch last week’s “Bad Habits” performance and this week’s finale (part 1) performance below, and then scroll down to see our coverage of her run on “The Voice.”

Amanda Gorman: Brave Enough with Robin Roberts (10 p.m., ABC) – This special edition of “20/20” shows the personal side of poet and activist Amanda Gorman, including her views on fame and the role of activisim in her work. Anna Wintour talks about Gorman’s role as co-chair of the 2021 Met Gala.

Younger (10 p.m., TV Land) – In the show’s series finale, Charles and Liza make amends and promise not to lie anymore, but Kelsey’s plans force Liza to withhold the truth.

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This story was originally published September 15, 2021 7:11 AM.

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Brooke Cain is a North Carolina native who has worked at The News & Observer for more than 20 years. She writes about TV and local media for the Happiness is a Warm TV blog, and keeps track of changes in the local grocery landscape.

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