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Everything To Know About Artem Shchukin, ‘AGT’s Manipulation World Champion

Artem Shchukin auditions for 'America's Got Talent'Trae Patton/NBC

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Prepare to be spellbound by the enchanting talent of Artem Shchukin, the magician extraordinaire who take center stage at America’s Got Talent season 18. With a lineage rooted in the art of magic and an undeniable talent that has earned him prestigious titles such as World Champion in Magic and European Champion in Manipulation, Artem’s performances are nothing short of mesmerizing.

Who is Artem Shchukin?

Artem is a magician hailing from Russia, who has taken the world by storm with his mesmerizing performances and incredible talent. With a family tradition rooted in the art of magic, Artem has made a name for himself as one of the most skilled and innovative magicians of our time.

Artem’s magical journey began in Saratov, Russia, where his parents, Sergey and Margarita, founded the first municipal theater of magic called “Samokat.” Growing up surrounded by the enchanting world of magic, Artem developed a deep passion for the art form, setting the stage for his future success.

His dedication and commitment to his craft paid off when he clinched the title of European Champion in Magic at the FISM EMC 2021. This award recognized Artem’s exceptional talent and marked a turning point in his career. It was clear that he has a unique talent that amazed audiences worldwide.

Not long after his European triumph, Artem continued to amaze spectators by claiming the Gold Medal for outstanding achievements at the International Brotherhood of Magicians (I.B.M) Congress in Atlanta, USA, in 2022.

However, Artem’s crowning achievement came when he became the World Champion in Magic at the WMC FISM in Quebec, Canada, in 2022. The title of World Champion is the highest honor a magician can receive, and Artem’s flawless performances and awe-inspiring manipulation skills earned him this prestigious distinction.

His Act Is More Than Just Magic

Artem’s artistry extends beyond magic tricks and illusions. For him, theater, pantomime, music, and self-expression are integral components of his work. His performances transcend the boundaries of traditional magic shows, creating a truly immersive experience for his audience.

Artem’s talent knows no bounds, and he has shared his expertise with aspiring magicians around the globe. He collaborates with the International Academy of Magic in Seoul, South Korea, where he imparts his knowledge and helps shape the future of magic.

In February 2022, Artem made the bold decision to relocate to Paris, France, to further explore his artistic pursuits. Since then, he has wowed audiences with his performances in various countries, leaving spectators in shock and wanting more.

As he steps onto the AGT stage in Season 18, airing Tuesday, July 11 at 8 PM ET/PT on NBC, get ready to be transported into a realm where reality bends and illusions come to life, surely leaving you captivated and awestruck. Joined by esteemed judges Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel, and Sofia Vergara, also with the charismatic Terry Crews as our host, Artem will show his extraordinary magical talents.

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