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Singapore-raised Magician Shin Lim Could Win America’s Got Talent

A hot favorite throughout this season of America’s Got Talent, professional magician Shin Lim could be the next winner to walk away with the prize money of USD1 million and a headline show in Las Vegas!

Born in Canada and raised in Singapore until he was 12, Lim had wanted to be a pianist until he was diagnosed with carpal tunnel. He decided to give up music to pursue a career in magic.

His chance came when he participated in 2012 Fédération Internationale des Sociétés Magiques (International Federation of Magic Societies) when he caught the eye of an agent who brought him on a performance tour across China. Lim entered the competition again in 2015 and win the International Federation of Magic Societies World Championship for Close-up Card Magic.

Lim achieved viral fame when his performance in Penn & Teller: Fool Us was viewed over 50 million times on YouTube. Lim secured a place in the finals of America’s Got Talent when Heidi Klum proclaimed that he would be the next big name in magic.

Lim will be the only magician to perform in the upcoming season finale of America’s Got Talent. Don’t miss the final Live Show on Thursday, 16 September at 6pm and encores at 8pm, while the Live Results Show airs on Friday, 17 September at 6pm and encores at 8pm.

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