“America’s Got Talent”reigning champ Shin Lim is hoping to win the first season of the spin-off “AGT: The Champions” He made it through to the final courtesy of the superfans, who voted him through on the Feb. 4 audition episode after he did some mind-blowing card tricks. For the final, he enlisted the help of new host Terry Crews and long-time judge Howie Mandel.
Watch his magic act in the video above and then vote in the poll below as to which of the 12 acts you want to win the first season of “AGT: The Champions.” And be sure to sound off with your thoughts on the show and who did (and didn’t) make the final.
In our live blog of the “AGT” finale, we had this to say about Shin’s act: “In the series of tricks he had Howie and Terry on stage with him to write their names on randomly selected cards that he used to move in and out of bags, his mouth, hands, pockets and literally through thin air. His illusion work was so impressive that Howie and Terry, sitting right there at Shin’s table, had their jaws hit the floor. In a final display of magic, Shin managed to get Howie to open the thermos at his seat on the dais that had his and Terry’s signed cards inside! All in all the judges were once again blown away by Shin’s work.”
Shin was one of five previous “AGT” winners to take part in this competition. Of the others, only singing ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer (Season 12) made it to the final and she had to wait until she was named a wild card. The other wild card is magician Jon Dorenbos (“AGT” Season 11)
Among the other sleight of hand artists to appear to no avail on “AGT: The Champions” were: The Clairvoyants (“AGT” Season 11); Colin Cloud (“AGT” Season 12); Piff the Magic Dragon (“AGT” Season 10); and Issy Simpson (“Britain’s Got Talent” Season 11).