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

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)

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.

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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You can watch Nicolas' act here:


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.






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

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.






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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