Magician Shin Lim is ‘America’s Got Talent’ season 13 winner


Posted on: September 20th, 2018 by ABC News No Comments

NBC/Trae Patton(LOS ANGELES) — Closeup magician Shin Lim was crowned the winner of the 13th season of NBC’s America’s Got Talent during the star-studded live finale at Hollywood’s Dolby Theater Wednesday night. Judges Heidi Klum, Mel B, Simon Cowell and Howie Mandel were on hand as host Tyra Banks announced the results.

Lim walked away with the $1 million grand prize and a headlining spot at the America’s Got Talent Live show at Paris Las Vegas from November 2-4. He’ll be joined by the other finalists.

Lim beat out acrobatic dance troupe Zurcaroh based on America’s votes.

Coming in third was violinist Brian King Joseph, followed by comedian Samuel J. Comroe in fourth place and country singer Michael Ketterer in fifth.

Other highlights:

Bebe Rexha performed a medley of her hits “I’m a Mess” and “Meant to Be,” joined on the latter by top 10 finalist Glennis Grace.

Opera singer Daniel Emmet, another top 10 finalist, dueted with the legendary Plácido Domingo.

Courtney Hadwin, the shy County Durham, England native who transforms into a powerhouse vocalist teamed up with the UK rock band Strut on their hit, “It Could Have Been Me,” before soloing on Janis Joplin’s “Piece of My Heart.”

Actor/comedian David Spade traded one-liners with comedian, and top 10 finalist, Vicki Barbolak.

Ketterer was shocked to get a video message from Garth Brooks, who wrote a song especially for him titled, “The Courage to Love,” and video chatted with Ketterer to offer words of encouragement.

KISS opened the show with their classic “Detroit Rock City,” and announced their upcoming End of the Road farewell Tour.

America’s Got Talent will return for its 14th season in 2019 on NBC.

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