Published: Thu, September 20, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Dora Pope

America's Got Talent: Shin Lim Wins Season 13

America's Got Talent: Shin Lim Wins Season 13

On the America's Got Talent live finale Wednesday, the top 10 were trimmed down to just two acts before a victor was finally announced by host Tyra Banks.

The 14-year-old singer did not make the final five on Wednesday despite being one of the favourites to win.

The final happened over two nights, with Courtney receiving a standing ovation for her version of a Tina Turner song called River Deep, Mountain High.

Special guests include KISS, Placido Domingo, The Struts, Lindsey Stirling, Bebe Rexha, David Spade, Matt Iseman, Zurcaroh, and Akbar Gbajabiamila.

Simon added: "I always say the most important part of being a star is being remembered and that's what you do".

After the show, judge Simon Cowell alluded that he and Ketterer would work together in the future.

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America's Got Talent aired Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on NBC.

Following the performance, judge Howie Mandel said: "You are on fire, you're awesome". "I don't think I've ever smiled this much in my life".

Her grandfather previously told MailOnline that her family knew she would do better in the USA than on her home turf.

The music mogul told her: "You were born to be wild - this was wild!"

Courtney and her family have been proved right. The spinoff, America's Got Talent: The Champions, will premiere January 1, 2019.

During the contest, she also performed songs including James Brown's Papa's Got A Brand New Bag and Otis Redding's Hard To Handle, leading Howie Mandel to compare her to a young Janis Joplin. Before Tuesday's performance, she thanked fans on social media, saying she had had "an incredible time".

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