'America's Got Talent' names a winner

September 18, 2014 1:39 PM

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The votes are in and America has chosen Mat Franco as the winner of season nine of "America's Got Talent." Franco won over viewers with his ability to continuously reinvent America's perception of magic, outshining thousands of acts, including finalists AcroArmy, Emily West, Miguel Dakota, Quintavious Johnson and Sons of Serendip. He is the first magic act to ever win "America's Got Talent." Franco will appear on NBC's "Today" this morning.

This season of "America's Got Talent" concluded Wednesday at Radio City Music Hall with a star-studded live finale featuring performances by Travis Barker, Jennifer Hudson, Lenny Kravitz, Cyndi Lauper, Pitbull, the Rockettes, Ed Sheeran, Train and a special appearance by Rosie O'Donnell.

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