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'America's Got Talent' Winner Revealed

The Olate Dogs, a dog act from New Jersey, were crowned the season seven winners.

America's Got Talent Olate Dogs Winner - H 2012
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America's Got Talent has crowned its latest winner.

NBC's talent competition series named the Olate Dogs, a traveling dog act from New Jersey, as the winner of season seven on Thursday's finale, taking the $1 million grand prize and headlining a Las Vegas show. They also performed live on Today on Friday.

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"This has been the end and beginning to our journey. America's Got Talent' has been the most exceptional experience that either of us has ever been on; this is a dream come true after many years of hard work," said the Olate Dogs in a statement.

The Olate Dogs -- led by Richard Olate and his son Nicholas -- topped finalists Joe Castillo, a sand story artist; comedian Tom Cotter; William Close, an Earth Harp inventor; artist David Garibaldi; and the dance group The Untouchables.

The season finale included performances and guest stars by OneRepublic, Flo Rida, Justin Bieber, Green Day, Ne-Yo, Joan Rivers and the Blue Man Group.

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