‘America’s Got Talent’ Crowns Season 13 victor!

Tonya Becker
September 21, 2018

The two-hour finale will feature the ten remaining Season 13 acts vying for the $1 million grand prize and a headlining show in Las Vegas.

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"He got what I was saying, which was if you want to go to that next level, you've got to make it bigger".

"Sure ain't a bad way to leave the Dolby [Theater], singing a song written by Garth Brooks", Ketterer said with a stunned and thankful laugh.


How do you feel about the results?

Following the performance, judge Howie Mandel said: "You are on fire, you're unbelievable". "And I'm like, 'Wow!"

Lim's win was considered quite an upset as 14-year-old British rocker Courtney Hadwin had been the early favorite to win with her Janis Joplin-like voice.

"I felt the same way when One Direction didn't win (in 2010)". "And then good things happen".


Howie Mandel, who had given Hadwin a Golden Buzzer straight to the live rounds, called the singer a "superstar in the making", and had obviously been rooting for her.

At the top of the show, the finalists included: Violinist Brian King Joseph, singer Daniel Emmet, trapeze act Duo Transcend, singer Courtney Hadwin, comedian Samuel J. Comroe, singer Glennis Grace, magician Shin Lim, singer Michael Ketterer, dance group Zurcaroh, and comedian Vicki Barbolak. "I think America did the best job it's ever done as far as weeding out who deserved to be in the Top 10". "You have to respect that this is a competition", Simon said.

With his "AGT"-winning Tuesday trick, "I learned so much going away from the table. So, I really feel like I now have the confidence to build on it", he said". They have also proven that they can handle lengthier performances, putting on 90-minute shows in their home country of Austria back in 2014 and 2016.


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