After nine seasons, countless auditions and many failed attempts to impress sometimes unimpress-able panel of judges including Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel, Mel B., and Howard Stern, "America's Got Talent" has finally crowned a magician — and what a magician he is!
In the live finale, Rhode Island magician Mat Franco was named the million dollar winner of season 9 of "America's Got Talent." Aside from the cash prize, he will also get to headline the "America's Got Talent" show in Las Vegas.
"It’s an unbelievable feeling," Franco said of the win Thursday on "Today."
While he was up against some tough competition, many saw Franco as the clear winner thanks to his incredible how-on-earth-did-he-even-do-that card tricks. We're still trying to figure out how he managed the trick he pulled in his first audition, when he told the judges a story with a supposedly fully shuffled deck of cards.
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In the finale, Franco performed a slightly risque card trick with help from judge Howard Stern and guest Rosie O'Donnell in which he had them hide cards in their clothing.
Aside from Franco, five other talented acts made it to the finale, including singer and runner-up Emily West and the super talented 12-year-old singer, Quintavious Johnson. Johnson's fifth place ranking earned boos from the audience after he blew them away with his duet with Jennifer Hudson, which you totally need to watch:
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