Brandon Parnes coming to you one last time before AGT comes back next week. Today, it’s the mother of all AGT magic Top 5s: Top 5 Magicians. In America’s Got Talent’s 7 seasons, over 40 magicians have been televised and competed, and now I give you the Top 5 best magicians in the history of America’s Got Talent.
5. Kevin James – Season 2
Highly regarded as one of the best magic creators of our time, Kevin James appeared on season two of the hit NBC show. He surprised the judges at his audition, shocked them in Vegas, only to let them down in Hollywood with a lackluster performance. All in all, he is remembered for one of the best illusions in AGT history.
4. Landon Swank – Season 6
Landon came as a surprise to magic’s history on AGT. A young guy from Alaska making it to the Top 10 after the judge who doesn’t like magic brought him back for the wild card.
3. Murray – Season 5
After appearing on many reality shows in the past, in 2010 Murray hit the jackpot on America’s Got Talent. He tested himself by performing illusions he never previously performed. He beat out his number-one competitor Michael Grasso in Vegas only to be beaten out by him in the semi-finals after Grasso was brought back in the Wild Card.
2. Michael Grasso – Season 5
This is a comeback story if there ever was one. We gave you the story yesterday. But here’s the basic gist: Michael was thrown out in Vegas, but was brought back in the wild card, sent through the semis and onto the Top 10 and becoming the first magician to do so.
1. Nathan Burton – Season 1
Arguably the most successful magician to come out of America’s Got Talent, Nathan Burton opened up in Vegas just before he appeared on the show and by the end of the season he was a household name. If that wasn’t enough, he came back on the show in Season 4.