Michael went on to be a fan favorite week after week, all the way until the finals. Throughout the season, Simon Cowell and Howie Mandel have both called Lim the best close-up magician they have ever seen.
Plus, Michael already has a big gig coming up: Garth Brooks invited him to perform at his concert at the University of Notre Dame on October 20!
But it just wasn't enough for Ketterer to take the top spot in a season where Talent fans have almost revolted against the number of singing acts.
The pediatric nurse, husband and father of six says it's been a long journey building up to this moment.
Vocalists Daniel Emmet and Glennis Grace were also losers this season, along with comedian Vicki Barbalok and Samuel J. Comroe, while trapeze artists Duo Transcend were brought down to earth.
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Lim, who has been training to be a magician since he was a teenager, wowed the judges with mind-boggling card tricks. "You've got to show your personality, you've got to be a showman". "I actually got to talk to Michael, I talked to him on the phone, just to get ideas about, if we did write a song, what in the world would it cover?" he said.
Simon Cowell loved Michael Ketterer from the moment he watched him perform during the America's Got Talent auditions - so much so, that he even gave the singer his Golden Buzzer on the show.
The show's 10 finalists turned in their final performances Tuesday, but only one will walk away with $1 million and a chance to headline at a Las Vegas casino.
"All hell has broken loose in our life because of Simon Cowell", Garth said in his Studio G web series.
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