Magician Shin Lim Wins 'America's Got Talent'

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Shin Lim on America's Got Talent. 

Magician Shin Lim was crowned the winner of America's Got Talent's 13th season on Wednesday night (Sept. 19), edging out acrobatic dance outfit Zurcaroh, who came in second place, and electric violinist Brian King Joseph.

The 26-year-old becomes the second magician to win AGT, after Mat Franco, who took out the ninth season.

Canada-born, Massachusetts-based Lim initially pursued piano, but changed career due to illness. He developed his sleight of hand talents from watching YouTube and has performed his routines around the world.

    

A master of close-up magic, Lim collects $1 million and a headlining slot at the Paris Theater at Paris Las Vegas next month. Watch some of his incredible tricks from the 2018 season of America's Got Talent on NBC.