AGT 2023: Magician Sangsoon Kim Leaves Audience Gasping

America's Got Talent 2023 - Sangsoon Kim
Pictured: Sangsoon Kim — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

America’s Got Talent 2023 Preview: Magician Sangsoon Kim magical sneakers wows the judges and audience alike.

Sangsoon Kim a 28 year old magician from South Korea takes the stage to show the America’s Got Talent judges his skilled sleight of hand. In a new preview that will air on Tuesday’s show (June 27).

Sagoon shares that before he worked as a magician, he served in the South Korean military (Fun Fact: Every South Korean male is required to serve in the military for at least two years. Military service requirements are why BTS broke up!)

Sangsoon jokes that he’s better than America’s Got Talent finalist Yu Hojin

Sangsoon jokes that he decided to audition for AGT after talking with former finalist Yu Hojin. “We kept talking about AGT, and I thought, Oh I can go, because I’m better.” Simon Cowell got a big chuckle out of that. He loves contestants who exhibit humor and confidence.

The Voice Reveals Season 25 Coach Lineup: Double Chair Twist

His magic routine is unique as it involves choreography. As he performs magic–changing the colors of athletic footwear instantly– he moves around the stage gracefully. The sneakers have laces, and then they don’t. The laces reappear on a different part of the shoe. One shoe turns into two. It’s a clever and colorful act.

Sangsoon Kim’s magic act leaves the audience gasping

He ends his time on the stage by changing the color of the shoes he’s wearing. He tosses his cap. What happened to it? The crowd is stunned. “Wow!” exclaims Howie Mandel. Will Simon weigh in on who is the better magician, Sangsoon or Yu?

To find out what the judges–Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, Sofia Vergara and Simon Cowell–thought about Sangsoon Kim’s amazing magic act, tune into America’s Got Talent 2023 Auditions 5 which airs on NBC Tuesday June 27 at 8 pm ET/PT.

America’s Got Talent 2023 airs on NBC Tuesdays at 8 pm ET/PT.

About mj santilli 34994 Articles
Founder and editor of, home of the awesomest fan community on the net. I love cheesy singing shows of all kinds, whether reality or scripted. I adore American Idol, but also love The Voice, Glee, X Factor and more!