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Magician Shin Lim, who has a connection to Singapore, has gained the 13th season of America’s Got Talent.

He wins US$1 million (S$1.37 million) and a three-night residency in Las Vegas.

The 26-year-old Canadian-American was born in Canada and reportedly grew up in Singapore between the ages of two and 11.

He had harboured goals of being a pianist till he was recognized with carpal tunnel syndrome and determined to pursue magic as a profession.

His look on the magic competitors tv programme Penn & Teller: Fool Us has acquired greater than 52 million views on YouTube because it was posted in 2015.

The outcomes have been introduced by host Tyra Banks through the stay finale on Wednesday from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

As second-placed Austrian acrobatic group Zurcaroh bore him aloft, Banks exclaimed: “Shin Lim, the sexiest magician on the planet.”

A visibly moved Lim mentioned: “Thank you so much to everyone, I love you all so much… I can’t speak right now.”

The judges on America’s Got Talent have been comic and actor Howie Mandel, singer Mel B, mannequin Heidi Klum and TV titan Simon Cowell.

•The closing stay present aired on AXN (StarHub Channel 511 and Singtel TV Channel 304) yesterday. The outcomes present will probably be aired tonight at 6pm with an encore telecast at 8pm.

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