During Nathan Burton’s talk at Magic Live, the two-time America’s Got Talent contestant discussed his experience on the summertime blockbuster and gave advice to those who might be in similar situations in the future. According to the Flamingo Casino afternoon headliner, if you are a magician and have a website, it’s only a matter of time before you get contacted by AGT.
Of most note, is the contract that must be signed by each contestant. Here are a few highlights:
• Any contestant can be optioned for management, that means they have full rights to 20% of future earnings. This has only be exercised twice according to Burton, but oddly not on the massive $100 million deal earned by Terry Fator. Nathan gave the impression that the missed Fator opportunity will mean a few of this season’s standouts might surely be optioned.
• Beginning in October, Planet Hollywood will host America’s Got Talent Live for 10 weeks. The top 10 finalists are contractually obligated to perform (not unlike sister franchise American Idol’s touring show) at the rate of a $1,000 per week.
Should he have made the top 10, Burton said he would have performed in both his Flamingo show as well as AGT Live.
• He also mentioned on stage that he just might perform one more time on an upcoming results show this season. We certainly hope so.
On another note, we really want to thank not only Nathan but specifically his sister Emily (who also serves as the show’s production manager) for being so incredibly cool to Team iTricks while we were out in Vegas. They rule.