“America’s Got Talent” Winner Shin Lim Shocks Ellen DeGeneres with Magic Trick


Days after coming home as the big winner of this season of “America’s Got Talent,” Shin Lim headed to the set of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Friday (Sept. 21) to show off his talents. And yes, his talents ended up taking the breath away of not only DeGeneres but also show guests Beth Behrs and Wanda Sykes.

Once the card trick was over, Lim talked a bit about what he plans to do with the money that he won on AGT. “I have a crummy car, so I need to get a new car with that,” says Lim on the show. “I actually had a couple of friends recently struggling with brain cancer, so I think I wanna try to contribute a little bit to research and development and try to figure it out so we can fight that.”

From here, Lim will go on to a headlining gig in Las Vegas starting November 2. After that, he has already booked a gig on Broadway as part of the show “The Illusionists: Magic of the Holidays” opening Nov. 23 at the Marquis Theatre in New York.

Tricia Despres
Tricia Despres is a Chicago-based freelance writer covering music and entertainment for nearly twenty years. Her work has appeared in publications such as the Chicago Sun-Times, Advertising Age and various regional publications. A country music fan at her core, Despres has interviewed country greats such as Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood through the years and thrives on telling the story behind the story. When she is not alongside her laptop, she is alongside her family - husband Paul and daughters Taylor and Amanda.