Larry King retired from his CNN show a while ago but is still doing interviews for the online network Ora.tv. Last week he sat down with Season 9 America’s Got Talent winner and Vegas headliner Mat Franco. Larry jumps right in, as you might expect, in this 13 minute discussion.
Mat is, of course, at the Linq in Vegas. If you are heading out that direction, you can get more information about the show here.
A little earlier today we showed you Anoi, a 14 year old magician competing on France’s Got Talent. Even though Ameria’s Got Talent only crowned Paul Zerdin the Season 10 winner, it is still around. The auditions for Season 11 have begun (more info here) and the tour is going on right now, too (more info on that here). This video is from magician Matt King as he hangs around Season 11 auditions in LA.
A couple of weeks before we won America’s Got Talent, Paul Zerdin was on ITV’s Good Morning Britain and host Charlotte Hawkins admits she is a bit scared by puppets. Paul talks about this a bit and his globetrotting career.
Before announcing the Top Five, much less the winner, last night on America’s Got Talent all three of the magic acts in the Top Ten (Piff, Derek Hughes and Oz Pearlman) were joined on stage by Mat Franco and Penn and Teller for an all star magicpalooza. In hindsight, did the fact that only Oz Pearlman appeared on his own foreshadow the fact that he would be the only of the acts in the Top 5?
With three magic acts in the Top 10, hopes were high for a magician winning America’s Got Talent for the second year in a row. Both Derek Hughes and Piff the Magic Dragon failed to make the cut into the Top 5. Oz Pearlman took the number three spot, leaving comedian Drew Lynch and ventriloquist Paul Zerdin in competition for the top spot. When the final result were tallied, Paul Zerdin (and friends) took the top spot.
Congratulations to Paul and also to Oz, Derek, Piff and everyone else chasing their dreams on America’s Got Talent.
Just in case you have been off on some uncharted island without TV, the Internet or delivery of your favorite magic magazines, Mat Franco’s Got Magic is airing tomorrow night on NBC. The two hour special is NBC’s first magic special in a few years and, quite possibly, the first special dedicated to an America’s Got Talent winner. As the show approaches Mat, seen above in NBC promotional video featuring New England Patriot Rob Gronkowski, talked to the Providence Journal about his journey from Rhode Island to Las Vegas
Voting ends in an hour (7 AM Eastern) for this year’s America’s Got Talent. Oz Pearlman, Piff the Magic Dragon and Derek Hughes are all in need of the magic community to support their efforts to become this year’s winner (and, of course, “related arts” acts Uzeyer Novruzov, Paul Zerdin and Stevie “The Human Regurgitator” Starr would appreciate some support as well). Visit NBC’s website to cast up to ten votes for your favorites and let us make a magician a winner for the second year in a row!
The winner of AGT season 10 will be crowned tonight on NBC in a two hour finale that will include Penn and Teller and past winners Terry Fator and Mat Franco.
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