SALT LAKE CITY — Sleight-of-hand artist Shin Lim is your champion of champions in the realm of “America's Got Talent.”
Lim won a trophy and a $25,000 prize for his efforts.
- “It was awesome and such a fun run,” Lim told USA Today.
But Lim said that Farmer was just as talented and deserved to win the competition.
- “Darci Lynne deserved it. She can sing, she can do comedy, all with her mouth closed. That's almost like me doing magic without my hands. … And she sang opera, for God’s sake," he says. "Obviously, I’m thankful for (the superfans) voting me through and I couldn't be happier.”
Monday night’s episode featured all 12 competition finalists competing one last time. Christina Ramos, Preacher Lawson, Kseniya Simonova, Farmer and Lim won a place in the final five, according to Entertainment Tonight.
From there, Lim claimed victory. Farmer placed second and Simonova finished in third.
- “I’m glad I didn’t and decided to go for it,” Lim said. “I initially turned ‘Champions’ down because I wanted to do new stuff, I didn’t want to do repeat acts. But I decided to do it and see what happens. I thought, ‘When am I going to have a chance to do this? All the winners compete against each other, this is such a rare opportunity.’ To be part of it is an honor.”