With “America’s Got Talent” season 14 underway, it is a good time to go back and check in with all 13 acts to win “AGT” to date. The most recent of these, magician Shin Lim, proved that 13 was indeed a lucky number. Soon 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 final of that spin-off show this winter, Shin Lim edged out season 12 “AGT” winner Darci Lynne Farmer to claim bragging rights to being the best of the best. But will he be able to equal the success of that pint-sized singing ventriloquist? After all, this teenager spends her weekends and summers touring the country and draws sell-out crowds to her family friendly show. This Oklahoma native was the third voice thrower to win “AGT” after Terry Fator (Season 2) and Paul Zerdin (Season 10).
Farmer was also the third child star to take the title, following Season 1 champ singer Bianca Ryan who at age 11 remains the youngest-ever, and Season 11 winner Grace VanderWaal, a 12-year-old singer-songwriter/ukulele player. They are the only three females to be crowned “America’s Got Talent” champion.
Beginning in season 3, four men in a row won for raising their voice in song: Neal E. Boyd, Kevin Skinner, Michael Grimm and Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. Sadly, Boyd died in 2018 at only 42 of heart failure.
This quartet of male singers was followed by three variety acts: father-son dog duo Olate Dogs season 7), modern dancer Kenichi Ebina (season 8) and magician Mat Franco (season 9).
Which winning act is your all-time favorite? And how do they compare to Shin Lim? Be sure to sound off down in the comments section.