Archive for the 'America’s Got Talent' Category

The Avengers Of Magic Hit AGT The Champions Finale Tonight

Posted by Michael on February 17th, 2020

The current season of America’s Got Talent: The Champions ends tonight… there are not any magic acts left, but the officially leaked preview video from NBC features Shin Lim and Colin Cloud, dubbed “The Avengers of Magic” in the clip’s title.

Dania Diaz On AGT: The Champions

Posted by Michael on February 4th, 2020

Dania Diaz joined Marc Spelmann as the two magic acts on last night’s semi-final round of America’s Got Talent: The Champions. Neither the viewers or judges decide who goes through at this point on the show; the rather nebulous group of “superfans” is in control and they were not in a mood to put any magicians through last night.

AGT, Collectible Magic Books And Jonathan Goodwin [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on February 4th, 2020

America’s Got Talent: The Champions saw two magic acts hit the stage last night. First up was Marc Spelmann as Magician X. We’lll share Dania Diaz’s performance a little later today.

Abe Books’ UK website posted on article rounding up a few collectible magic books… not sure exactly how they put this list together (ie value or items they had in stock at time of writing).

Justin Willman’s out promoting season three of Magic For Humans and his latest stop was a 30 minute interview with the Build series, which you can see for free over on Build’s YouTube page.

Longtime readers of iTricks will know Jonathan Goodwin, who currently with The Illusionists, is one of my favorite escape artists of all time. Broadway World Detroit caught up with him as The Illusionists show is playing a stint in the Motor City.

Are “Danger Acts” Magic?

Posted by Michael on January 21st, 2020

Miki Dark made an appearance on last night’s edition of America’s Got Talent: The Champions, although he did not do well enough in the judgement of the “superfans” to proceed to the next round. While acts of this variety have been branded “danger acts” on the modern variety competition shows, around iTricks Tower Midwest we see these as an off-shoot of magic, much like escapology is related to magic. Even though we see danger acts as a member of the overall family of magic arts we are the first to admit we do not always share the “danger act” clips from these shows. It kind of depends on the act… when it comes to magic we kind of apply our own Potter Stewart test to it!

However, if anyone wants to argue this is not the case and all danger acts should be excluded from iTricks we would be interested in your reasoning.

Ben Hart On AGT: TC

Posted by Michael on January 21st, 2020

Last night’s episode of America’s Got Talent: The Champions saw magic in the form of Britain’s Got Talent alum Ben Hart. He presented a classic effect but it seemed to underwhelm judges, who did not share Ben’s “magic does not always have to be big and flashy” philosophy. Unfortunately, the “superfans” agreed and Ben did not make it through to the next round.

Marc Spelmann On AGT:TC

Posted by Michael on January 14th, 2020

Marc Spelmann, a Britain’s Got Talent alum who also appeared on a second BGT season as Magician X, hit the America’s Got Talent: The Champions stage last night in a show full of magic… including some extra magical help in Marc’s act.

Marc was one of only three acts from last night’s show to advance to the next round.

Spencer Horsman Returns To The AGT Stage

Posted by Michael on January 14th, 2020

Spencer Horsman brought the danger magic to last night’s episode of America’s Got Talent: The Champions, but in the end it was not enough to advance.

I have to admit, every time I see Spencer Horsman on TV I feel old because I remember seeing him as a “kid magician” at a DC magic collector’s convention more years ago than I care to think about!