America’s Got Talent two part Judgement Week special started last night with several acts being told that they were going straight through to the live shows. Heidi Klum visited the Magic Castle to inform David and Leeman that they would be going to Radio Music Hall. According to their website, the boys will also be appearing on multiple episodes Masters of Illusion later this summer.
After the select acts were informed they were rocketing ahead to the live shows, magic was the first style of act featured. Up first, with a bit of a feature segment, was Mike Super. He is still trying to sell his supernatural assistant Desmond and performed a spirit slate routine. Psycho Jack was up next. He had a bit of trouble with his box illusion and was immediately eliminated from the competition. Franklin Saint, who iTricks does not remember being shown on the audition shows, partially crushed a water bottle with his mind and then restored a crushed soda can. Unfortunately, Howard Stern maintained he could not see much of the effect. The magic performances ended with a feature segment on Mat Franco who performed a novel card reveal (above) but Howie Mandell wondered if his work was too small to play on the Radio City Music Hall Stage.
The rest of the show did not feature any magic nor did it reveal the fates of the acts seen in the episode. Several magicians that were said to have made this round, including Smoothini and Rogue, were not seen. Perhaps they will be on tonight’s episode.
Speaking of Smoothini, he might not be watching tonight’s show. He is expecting twins this morning! iTricks wishes the best to Smooth’s family.