Mat Franco ‘Magician’ Wins America’s Got Talent Season 9

Mat Franco from Rhode Island has won NBC talent show “America’s Got Talent” on Wednesday night’s live finale. The 26-year-old magician wins $1 million and a chance to headline a show in Las Vegas.

Mat Franco Winner Americas Got Talent 2014

Franco performed two magic tricks during #AGT2014 final performances, which aired Tuesday night. First was “close magic” in which he manipulated a series of green balls and metal cups, making them appear and reappear in improbable ways.

The second was a human deck of cards, with members of the audience wearing oversized cards on stage.

Powerhouse singer Emily West came in second place, while AcroArmy in 3rd. Sons of Serendip, a musical ensemble whose lead singer, Micah Christian, is from Randolph, Mass, and his wife Jocelyn is an East Providence native, in fourth place.

Singers Quintavious Johnson and Miguel Dakota came in 5th and 6th place.

Franco is a graduate of Johnston High School and the University of Rhode Island. He’s been fascinated by magic since he was a kid.