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​"America's Got Talent" crowns a season 10 winner

Paul Zerdin on "America's Got Talent."

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"America's Got Talent" has another winner. On Wednesday, ventriloquist Paul Zerdin won season 10, taking home the $1 million prize.

He topped a list of talented finalists that included Piff the Magic Dragon, the Craig Lewis Band, the Professional Regurgitator and Uzeyer Novruzov.

Next up for Zerdin is a headlining gig in Las Vegas on Oct. 22 through Oct. 24 at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

"America's Got Talent" also said goodbye to judge Howard Stern, who's leaving the show after four seasons. "I thought it would be really cool to be a judge, because I think I have something to offer," he said during his goodbye segment. "If I had any dream about this, it's that I could take someone who was struggling and seriously give advice. I was told over and over again that I had no talent. I was in college radio. No one was banking on me."

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Earlier this year "AGT" host Nick Cannon talked about the excitement of season 10, telling CBS News, "It's kinda like the most extreme season we've had. We've done a couple of things we've never done before. We've open our doors to international acts...They're taking people from the other 'Got Talents'...We've added extreme acts. So you're gonna see motorcycles and explosions. It's insane."