For the last few weeks, America’s Got Talent has asked the viewing audience to vote on acts for their YouTube Week. This late season interlude allows many acts to jump right into the competition. For magicians, it is most notably the point when Dan Sperry made his splash on the show back in 2010.
This year the voting is closed and here is how the view counts stand as for this posting. Please note, these are not the final numbers AGT will have to look at since there’s been a day or so since the voting window officially closed.
Three magicians were in the running…
Eric Buss: Sping Snake Symphony
An act good enough to play Letterman garnered 5,029 views which included 115 likes and 300 dislikes. To be fair, the waltz overdubbed on his video is off-sync. Compare that to the exact same clip with the original audio and see the difference.
Bad break for Buss.
Bambi VanBurch Princess of Magic
This Branson staple earned herself 5,928 views with 101 likes and 52 dislikes. Considering AGT will pull 12 acts for YouTube week, this would seem to give her a fighting chance of making it on the show.
Rudy Coby: Puppet Boy
Even without the original Devo ditty, Rudy snagged 28,586 views featuring 453 likes and 142 dislikes. By our count this made him the leader among all audition videos in terms of view count and should give him a pretty clear path to the show.
Congrats to Rudy!
As for the final roster on who will appear, only the AGT brass knows for sure. The rest of us have to wait until August 14th to find out.