It’s not his preferred term, but you can call Shin Lim a magician if you wish. What the “America’s Got Talent” champion does on stage falls under the broad rubric of the entertainment we call “magic.” But Lim tends to think of magicians as grand, large-scale illusionists like David Copperfield and Criss Angel. He calls himself a “sleight-of-hand artist.”
A handsome and boyish 28, Lim works small scale. His well-honed specialty is close-up card acts, which is what you’ll be watching (mostly) on a large video screen should you see him live at the Chevalier Theatre in Medford on Wednesday, Jan. 8, or at Foxwoods Grand Theater in Connecticut on Friday, Jan. 10. He shares the stage with fellow “America’s Got Talent” contestant Colin Cloud.