Winning one million dollars and a contract show in Las Vegas, the 10th season winner of America’s Got Talent, Paul Zerdin has been defined as a class on his own.
Paul Zerdin, the ventriloquist, has been crowned the winner of the 10th season of America’s Got Talent. Judged by the panel consisting of Howard Stern, Heidi Klum, Mel B, Howie Mandel and Nick Cannon.
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The show is produced by Fremantle Media, North America and Syco Entertainment. Simon Cowell, Sam Donnelly, Jason Raff, Trish Kinane and Richard Wallace are its executive producers.
Zerdin’s victory was announced Wednesday night from the season finale at Radio City Music Hall. The episode also had other performances from Rachel Platten, Penn & Teller, Jeffrey Ross and Mat Franco, who won last season.
The spoils for the winner include one million dollars and a contract for his own show at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. In honor of his win, Zerdin will headline an exclusive engagement of “America’s Got Talent Live” in Las Vegas, Oct. 22-24 at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. He will be joined by finalists Drew Lynch and Piff The Magic Dragon.
The show’s official Twitter feed congratulated Paul on his victory. A special Vine from the winner himself was also included. He expressed his disbelief and happiness. He said that it was the most amazing feeling. He then thanked everyone who had voted for him. He thanked everyone repeatedly. Other finalists also congratulated the winner in their own Vine videos.
Drew Lynch thanked the fans for support and said that all of them couldn’t wait to be slayed by Zerdin’s humor. Oz the Menatlist expressed his congratulations saying that Zerdin deserved to win and said he was his biggest fan.
Telegraph critic Mark Monahan vetted for Zerdin at his appearance at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival saying that one doesn’t need any particular penchant for ventriloquism to recognize that Paul Zerdin is a class act. He called Paul’s technique exemplary.
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Before appearing on AGT, Zerdin, has already been a former children's television presenter in the UK. He first performed as a magician on the BBC's Tricky Business before going on to host Rise And Shine for GMTV, having been inspired to go into ventriloquism a decade earlier when a family friend made him a puppet theatre, with which he put on shows at the age of 10.