‘America’s Got Talent’ Crowns Its Season 13 Winner

Find Out Who Won ‘America’s Got Talent’
Howie Mandel, Simon Cowell, Mel B, Heidi Klum on ‘America’s Got Talent’. Trae Patton/NBC

Warning: This post contains spoilers from the Wednesday, September 19, finale of America’s Got Talent.

The ten finalists fought to the last moment on the finale of America’s Got Talent but when it came down to fan votes, only one could come up on top. The final two were magician Shin Lim and group Zurcaroh — and the incredible magician was named the season 13 winner! “I can’t speak right now,” he said after he was crowned the winner and tackled by the entire group. They all picked him up and put them on their shoulders when the announcement was made.

The 26-year-old star not only took home the $1 million prize, but will also headline the America’s Got Talent Live stage at the Paris Theater in Las Vegas from November 2-4.

It wasn’t an easy journey with such a talented group. The finalists included violinist Brian King Joseph, singer Daniel Emmet, trapeze act Duo Transcend, singer Courtney Hadwin, comedian Samuel J. Comroe, singer Glennis Grace, singer Michael Ketterer and comedian Vicki Barbolak.

This season was actually one of the first that did not include an obvious frontrunner.

Lim spoke exclusively to Us Weekly after his victory. “By the time it got to the top two, that’s when it started sinking in. I was like, ‘OK, I could actually win this thing,’” he said. “It was all a blur. It was all out of focus. I couldn’t see anything.” He plans to save his $1 million prize but may spare some of the cash for a new car or his wedding.

The champ credited Simon Cowell with helping him win and noted that he would love to have the judge as a mentor moving forward: “I’m honored that he’s helping me and he believed in me.”

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