'America's Got Talent' Crowns Magician Shin Lim Wins The Season 13 Champion-Shows Phenomenal Card Trick In The Finale
Self-Taught Magician Shin Lim Wins America's Got Talent 13 Title
- America's Got Talent got its 13th champion on Wednesday night.
- Magician Shin Lim announced as the winner by the show host Tyra Banks in the 2-hour-long season finale.
- Along with the title, Lim won $1 million cash prize and headliner status for a November "AGT" show in Las Vegas.
- The Canada-born magician previously wanted to pursue a career in piano playing, but due to the carpal tunnel syndrome.
America's Got Talent crowned its 13th winner to magician Shin Lim in the Grand Finale held on Wednesday night. Zucaroh dance crew came the runner-up of the competition.
Nine finalists competed for the crown in the two-hour long season finale before the show host Tyra Banks named Lim as the champion. Lim won the most viewer votes in Tuesday's live performance show. Besides the title, Lim received a $1 million prize and headliner status for an "AGT" show in Las Vegas in November.
Lim went with the card trick for his last performance on the show as a contestant where he performed his act with host Tyra Banks and Amerian Ninja Warrior co-host Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbaja-Biamila.
In the first 90 minutes, five acts; singer Glennis Grace, comedian Vicki Barbolak, singer Daniel Emmet, trapeze artists Duo Transcend and singer Courtney Hadwin were eliminated on the basis of viewers vote.
And during the final 20 minutes, Zurcaroh, violinist Brian King Joseph; standup comedian Samuel J. Comroe; and singer Michael Ketterer remained in the competition along with Lim. Joseph came third, Samuel J. Comroe was fourth and Michael Ketterer was named fifth.
Apparently, Tuesday night's finale performances were the most-viewed "AGT" episode of the season with an average 12.8 million viewers in overnight Nielsen ratings.
Lim becomes the second magician to win the competition in the 13-year-long history of the show. Mat Franco, the Rhode Island native magician, won in the ninth season.
The 26-year-old self-taught magician was born in Canada and lives in Acton, Massachusets at present. Lim stunned the audiences and the judges with his sleight of hand magic and close-up tricks.
Before, Lim opened up about his career-ending carpal tunnel syndrome due to injury to his thumb tendons. He told,
When you told me at 16 that an awkward, shy kid would one day be performing at the Dolby Theatre performing on America’s Got Talent, I wouldn’t have believed them. To compete on AGT, it means the world to me.
Lim was diagnosed with the carpal tunnel syndrome while he was 20. He had been learning piano and practicing magic for some years when he diagnosed with the syndrome due to which he had to abandon his piano career.
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