America's Got Talent Season 13 Hot Performance & The Champion That Won
Country's biggest reality competition America's Got Talent completed its 13th season on 19 September 2018 after four months of long competition.
First premiered on 29 May 2018, the show held their finale at Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on 19 September 2018 where the young magician Shin Lim won the title along with the winning prize of $1 million and a three-day a week residency in Las Vegas.
Shin, who was termed "The sexiest magician," by the host Tyra Banks while announcing the name of the winner, is the second magician winner in the show's history to ever clinch the trophy.
Shin gave a thrilling performance in the show's finale where he performed a card trick for the comedian Matt Iseman and American Ninja Warrior's Akbar Gbjaja-Biamila.
The judges Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum and Simon Cowell judged the participants and helped harness their skills. The fellow contestants, namely Zurcaroh grasped the position of the first runner-up while violinist Brian King Joseph was crowned the second runner-up.
Similarly, the stand-up comedian Samuel J. Comroe finished in the fourth position whereas, singer Michael Ketterer secured the fifth position. Other finalists competing for the trophy were opera singer Daniel Emmet, comedian Vicki Barbolak, singer Glennis Grace, singer Courtney Hadwin, and acrobats Duo Transcend.
Short Bio of Top Three Finalists:
The Canadian-born self-taught magician Shin Lim gained international fame after winning the title of the 13th season of America's Got Talent. Shin, age 26, was born in 1992 and is popularly known for his card manipulation skills and sleight of hand.
He the second child of his Singaporean parents and grew along with two siblings and later moved to Acton, Massachusetts at the young age of 11. Shin discovered his passion for music at an early age of 9 and studied piano in the process.
Shin Lim's semi-final task in America's Got Talent (Photo: GoldDerby)
The magician, who holds Han Chinese ethnicity, started his magical journey after his older brother, Yi, showed him a simple card trick and encouraged him to learn via youtube.
He harnessed his skills through YouTube and later developed his own tricks as well. He used Youtube as a platform to showcase his performance and technique.
Shin initially started magic as a hobby, but decided to make it his career after he was diagnosed with Carpal tunnel syndrome at the age of 20, he chose to be a magician over his childhood passion for music.
Similarly, he was discovered around 2012 and began his international tour, winning the 2015's Federation Internationale des Societes Magiques in card magic. Also, he appeared in the TV show, Peen & Teller: Full Us. In between 2013 and 2015, he claims three IBM People's Choice Award's for Best Close-Up Magician. However, his title-winning performance in the 13th season of America's Got Talent to guide him to the international fame.
The Austrian acrobatic group which includes the member raising from eight years old child to 39 aged men. Zurcaroh is formed by Brazilian choreographer Peterson da Cruz Hora.
Zurcaroh in America's Got Talent (Photo: 2Paragraphs.com)
The group gained the international fame after they entered into 2017's France's Got Talent winning the golden buzzer which allowed their direct entry to the finale. Again, they entered into the season 13 of America's Got Talent winning the golden buzzer advancing to the live shows and secured the second position in the show.
Brian King Joseph
Brian King Joseph gave the outstanding performance of an electric violinist act in the AGT' stage, which earned him the nickname of “The King of Electric Violin.” The American musician is a self-taught, self-produced master of his craft was just two-step away from winning the competition.
The 27 aged Brian is classically trained in violin, piano, and vocal when he was just four-years-old. Born into a low-income family, he thrived to the violin and started honing his passion which blessed him winning the multiple state competitions for violin performance.
Brian King Joseph in America's Got Talent (Photo: heavy.com)
Despite being diagnosed with the nerve disease in 2012, Brian's music helped many people to get inspire and his producing of new violin sound started to furnished. Brian, who grew up in Washington D.C started his musical journey from the DC at the Chinatown Metro station. And so, he attributes his success to his DC's fans.
Brian stated that his performance was at the Atlas Performing Arts Center on H Street and had also played for the Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Also, he had clearly announced that his if he would win the show, he would use the cash prize of $1 million for the charity by giving the music lessons to the helpless kids who can't afford the music school.