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Heidi Klum Reveals the One Critique She Has for AGT Finalist Nicolas Ribs

The magician's Live Show performance was just short of perfect.

By McKenzie Jean-Philippe
Nicolas RIBS Performs MESMERIZING and Mind-Blowing Magic | NBC's AGT 2022

It looks like we'll see even more magic in the America's Got Talent Season 17 finale!

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During August 24's Live Results Show it was revealed that magician Nicholas Ribs, alongside singer Sara James, qualified for the week's fan-voted Top 2 (the remaining nine Acts were eliminated). This means that both Acts will move on to compete in the September 13 Final for the $1 million grand prize. They'll join fellow performers girl group Chapel Hartmagician Yu Hojincountry singer Drake Milligan, and saxophonist Avery Dixon as the Season 17 finalists. The remaining top Acts will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Ribs traveled all the way from France to audition for AGT after a little bit of encouragement from his daughter. His unique brand of technologically enhanced illusions wowed the crowd, just as we saw during Live Shows. This time, Ribs had Host Terry Crews participate in card trick that seemed simple, but quickly turned into an unexplainable feat of magic. 

"You are definitely one of my favorite Acts of this season," Sofia Vergara said.

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Howie Mandel added his own praise. "The bar this year for magic has risen," he said, "and I predict you have a real good chance at winning this whole thing."

Heidi Klum was equally impressed, but she did have one minor critique: She wanted Ribs to speak more French.

"I kind of want more of him in a way because I feel like he's so quiet through the whole thing," she told reporters after the show. "I want to get to know him a little bit more. And I love it when people speak a little French and try at least. I think it's cute and charming."

As for Ribs, he already knows who he'd like to collaborate with for a potential special finale performance. And his answer shows he's definitely not afraid of a little competition.

"Yu Hojin!" he told NBC Insider. "He's very good and a very amazing magician."

We look forward to seeing what the two bring to the table on September 13.

Watch AGT on NBC Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 8/7c and next day on Peacock.