Magician Shin Lim Wins America’s Got Talent to become the first Asian American to take the crown. Lim who is of Chinese descent wowed audiences and beat out nine other finalists to win $1 million and headlining duties on the November show of “AGT” in Las Vegas. Second place went to dance group Zucaroh while violinist Brian King Joseph finished third.
The 26-year-old learned magic by watching Youtube. He went to school for music but carpel tunnel syndrome prevented him from practicing piano as much as he would like to. So he decided he would make magic his career. Lim focused on sleight of hand card tricks and he won many accolades before he entered America’s Got Talent. “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 said.
Lim’s final act with the help of Tyra Banks consisted of him pulling out the 9 of hearts and constantly making them appear. Check out his final act below.
The judges were amazed after the act and gave him the biggest compliments reports nbc4i.
Simon Cowell said, “You have been consistently great. I had one criticism about you throughout the competition, which was your lack of showmanship. You proved me wrong, because not only was it an amazing act, the whole presentation, from the piano to the cards, seeing something I’ve never seen in my life. This was so good, Shin. You know what? You could actually win the competition,”
Heidi Klum said, “Shin Lim, you are definitely one of the best close-up magicians I’ve ever seen, not just here on the stage at America’s Got Talent, but in the world, and nothing would make me happier than if you get that million dollars tomorrow!”
Howie Mandel said, “I loved everything about this. This was a winning act. No more to be said.”
After Tyra Banks named Shin Lim as the winner of season 13 of America’s Got Talent, the runner-ups Zucaroh gave Lim a hug. As the show came to an end Shin Lim said, “Thank you so much, everyone. I love you all so much.”
Many people on the internet congratulated Shin on his win.
Congratulations Lim on the win and that majestic hair.