Mat Franco Winner of America’s Got Talent 2014; Emily West in Second Place (+Videos)

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
September 17, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Magician Mat Franco won America’s Got Talent season 9.

The magician beat out singer Emily West, who got in second place, and AcroArmy, which got in third place.

“Unfreakingbelievable,” Franco said after he was declared the winner.

“It’s been the most unbelievable experience,” added West.

Franco had performed a magic trick earlier in the episode with Rosie O’Donnell, while West teamed with Cyndi Lauper and AcroArmy performed with former blink-182 drummer Travis Barker.

Sons of Serendip got in fourth place, Quintavious Johnson got in fifth place, and Miguel Dakota got in sixth place.

 

Twitter users congratulated Franco, who seemed to be the consensus choice among fans as well.

“Congratulations @MatFrancoMagic u deserve it!!! #AGTFinale,” said one.

“@MatFrancoMagic way to go!!! I am so so so happy you won! Captivating+Hot+Sweet+Smart= #Magic !!! Can’t wait to see your SHOW!” said another.

“HUGE CONGRATULATIONS TO @MatFrancoMagic FOR WINNING SEASON 9 OF AGT!!! FIRST MAGICIAN TO WIN AND HE TOTALLY DESERVED IT!! AWESOME PERFORMER!” said yet another.

MORE: Mat Franco and Rosie O’Donnell Video: Franco Does Magic Trick on America’s Got Talent

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.