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Terry Crews, Shin Lim, Howie Mandel appears in "AGT: The Champions."

SALT LAKE CITY — Sleight-of-hand artist Shin Lim is your champion of champions in the realm of “America's Got Talent.”

Lim won the “AGT: The Champions” finale on Monday after defeating 14-year-old ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer in the competition’s finale, USA Today reports.

Lim won a trophy and a $25,000 prize for his efforts.

  • “It was awesome and such a fun run,” Lim told USA Today.

But Lim said that Farmer was just as talented and deserved to win the competition.

  • “Darci Lynne deserved it. She can sing, she can do comedy, all with her mouth closed. That's almost like me doing magic without my hands. … And she sang opera, for God’s sake," he says. "Obviously, I’m thankful for (the superfans) voting me through and I couldn't be happier.”

Monday night’s episode featured all 12 competition finalists competing one last time. Christina Ramos, Preacher Lawson, Kseniya Simonova, Farmer and Lim won a place in the final five, according to Entertainment Tonight.

From there, Lim claimed victory. Farmer placed second and Simonova finished in third.

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Lim originally declined to appear on the show (he’s not the only one) but was thankful he chose to compete, People magazine reported.

  • “I’m glad I didn’t and decided to go for it,” Lim said. “I initially turned ‘Champions’ down because I wanted to do new stuff, I didn’t want to do repeat acts. But I decided to do it and see what happens. I thought, ‘When am I going to have a chance to do this? All the winners compete against each other, this is such a rare opportunity.’ To be part of it is an honor.”