Leake is the first voice performer on the show, and in an earlier round, Howie Mandel awarded him to Golden Buzzer. He performed works related to the movement, family and loss of black lives.
Leake said in the two-hour final on Wednesday: “This is a huge victory for the oral world.” “For art forms that have never become mainstream, there is a chance to win the American Got Talent Award. Everything is important.”
He won the competition, winning a $1 million prize and headlines for the “AGT” show in Las Vegas.
Singing “Root Broken” won second place, singer Christina Ray won third place
Usher started the show with his hit songs.