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!
On Wednesday night’s 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. 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.
In finale, Franco performed a slightly risqué card trick with help from judge Howard Stern and guest Rosie O’Donnell in which he had them hide cards in their clothing.