'America's Got Talent' Crowns Winner In Shocker Finale
"America's Got Talent" crowned its season 9 champion Wednesday night. And the winner is...
"Mat Franco! Wow! Congratulations!"
Yes, illusionist Mat Franco beat out country singer Emily West to become the first magician ever to walk away with the "America's Got Talent" title. Unfreaking believable, indeed!
And his fans on Twitter couldn't have been happier, saying Mat made America believe in magic again with his big win.
But Mat wasn't the favorite to win heading into the finale.
The audience and judges alike were shocked when 12-year-old singer Quintavious Johnson finished in fifth place. Some fans even booed when the results were announced.
But Mat, a self-taught magician who got his start touring college campuses, did wow all season with his impressive and engaging tricks. He actually started making magic long before "America's Got Talent."
His grandmother told WJAR before the finale Mat started doing tricks when he was just four years old.
"It's unbelievable and I knew he was going to end up somewhere. I didn't know it was this but I knew he was going to end up somewhere. He was that good when he was young."
Along with having the title of the winner of 'AGT,' Mat also scored $1 million in prize money and his own headlining show in Las Vegas. Magical.
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