Magician Nicolas Ribs wows 'America's Got Talent' judges, fans dub him 'French Shin Lim'

French magician Nicolas Ribs had 'AGT' judges and fans convinced that he was a wizard with his incredible act


                            Magician Nicolas Ribs wows 'America's Got Talent' judges, fans dub him 'French Shin Lim'
French magician Nicolas Ribs on 'America's Got Talent' Season 17 (NBC)
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When it comes to magic acts on 'America's Got Talent', Canadian magician Shin Lim set the bar pretty high with his jaw-dropping tricks. So, when French magician Nicolas Ribs walked onto the stage, the judges and audience were treated to a performance that they had never seen before.

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By the end of Nicolas' performance, the judges- Simon Cowell, Sofia Vergara, Howie Mandel, and Heidi Klum, and the audience were lost for words. Howie declared the act as straight-up wizardry, while Sofia and Simon were pleasantly surprised by how subtle and elegant his act was unlike most magic acts with in-your-face tricks. Watching Nicolas swiftly dabble between 2D and 3D magic as he narrated a story with animated graphics, fans were completely drawn in and felt that he not only deserved the four "ouis" that he received from the judges but also the golden buzzer.

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A fan tweeted, "He did that magic act without a single word or explanation. No traditional patter. That’s not easy to do with an audience. Have to keep their attention solely on your actions. Takes professionalism & skill. That might just have been a “Vegas” act. @AGTAuditions #agt @agt." "The magic act was a good way to open up the show. #AGT," wrote a fan. Another fan declared, "I could watch that act over and over! Incredible! #AGT." "Holy crap! How did he do that? Incredible #AGT," commented an awestruck fan. "That’s not a magician on #AGT. That’s actually the wizard known as Neville Longbottom," joked an impressed fan.

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Nicolas Ribs and his daughter on 'AGT' (NBC)

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Another fan shared, "Holy magic… this French Magician better make it farther than the bajillion singers that go on the show. That was amazing!! #AGT #americasgottalent @AGT @nbc." "#AGT Amazing opening act! Never seen magic like that," expressed a fan. "Wow he's like a French Shin Lim #AGT," pointed out a fan. "I usually don’t like the magic acts but this one is awesome #AGT," added a fan. "How the hell did he do that? America's got talent started off with a bang that magic act deserved the golden buzzer #AGT," observed a fan.

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America's Got Talent' Season 17 airs Tuesdays, at 8 pm on NBC. Following the show's premiere, you can catch all-new episodes every Tuesday from 8 to 10 p.m. ET/PT. For viewers who wish to tune in to the show without cable, they can do so using any of the following streaming services: Sling TV, fuboTV, Hulu With Live TV, AT&T TV, or YouTube TV.

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