As “America’s Got Talent” season 14 ends, now is the perfect time to check in with the first 13 acts to win “AGT” and see where they are now. Click through the photo gallery above to get updates on all 13 “AGT” winners. The most recent of these, magician Shin Lim, has turned 13 into a lucky number. Just weeks after he won “America’s Got Talent” in the fall of 2018, he competed on the first season of “AGT: The Champions” and took that title too.
In the suspenseful finale of this special edition of the “AGT” franchise show, Shin barely edged out season 12 “AGT” champion Darci Lynne Farmer. That pint-sized singing ventriloquist is one of the most successful of the “America’s Got Talent” winners. She was the third voice thrower to win “AGT” after Terry Fator (Season 2) and Paul Zerdin (Season 10) and tours extensively as does Shin.
Farmer was the third child star to win “AGT,” following in the footsteps of Season 1 winner singer Bianca Ryan (at age 11 the youngest-ever winner) and Season 11 champ Grace VanderWaal, a 12-year-old singer-songwriter/ukulele player. They are the only three females to win “America’s Got Talent.”
Beginning in season 3, four male singers in a row won: Neal E. Boyd, Kevin Skinner, Michael Grimm and Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. Boyd died in 2018 of heart failure at age 42. This quartet of male singers was followed by three variety acts: the Olate Dogs (season 7), modern dancer Kenichi Ebina (season 8) and magician Mat Franco (season 9).
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