Archive for the 'America’s Got Talent' Category

Oz Pearlman’s Multi-Part Prediction Wows

Posted by Michael on September 16th, 2015

Oz Pearlman opened the America’s Got Talent with a multi-part prediction that not only used all four judges but also wowed all four judges.

Voting is open until 7:00 AM Eastern on the NBC website! You can vote up to ten times and spread your votes among several acts.

Magic Dragon Invades Today

Posted by Michael on September 11th, 2015

It has been hard to keep up with all of the magic on TV lately. Mr. Piffles and his buddy Piff the Magic Dragon made this appearance on NBC’s weekend version of The Today Show last Sunday. They took a few minutes to recap his career, talk about rescuing Mr. Piffles and reveal that he is basically naked.

Piff’s Semi Final Performance

Posted by Michael on September 9th, 2015

Tuesday night brought the second half of the America’s Got Talent semi-final round. Piff the Magic Dragon was the sole magic competitor and hopes to join Oz Pearlman and Derek Hughes in the next phase of the show. In related arts, ventriloquist Paul Zerdin, regurgitator Stevie Starr and circus stuntman Uzeyer Novruzov, who had a rough night, also performed. Voting is open until 7:00 AM Eastern time at and you can vote up to ten times for your favorite acts. Those advancing to the next round will be revealed tonight. Will the magic world be able to boast of having three acts in the finals?

First Clip From Mat Franco’s Got Magic

Posted by Michael on September 3rd, 2015

Fresh off his premiere at The Linq, Mat Franco will be unveiling his new NBC special in just a couple of weeks. Mat Franco’s Got Magic will feature many celebrity guests including Penn and Teller, Heidi Klum, Neil Patrick Harris and Nicole Scherzinger (as seen above).

Mat Franco’s Got Magic will air at 9:00 Eastern, 8:00 Central on Thursday, September 17.

America’s Got Talent Semi-Finals Recap

Posted by Michael on September 3rd, 2015

Not much in the way of suspense last night on America’s Got Talent for magic fans as the first two contestants sent to the finals were Derek Hughes and Oz Pearlman. What the show lacked in suspense it made up for in magic, though, with The Illusionists kicking off the show (with the above piece) and appearing throughout the broadcast. Jonathan Goodwin even attempted to teach Howie Mandell how to perform escapes.

Next week, Piff the Magic Dragon will make his bid to continue in the competition.

If you want to make your bid to qualify for America’s Got Talent, the Season 11 auditions start in November. Figure you where you will be trying out by checking the schedule on the Business Wire website. The AGT Live: All Star tour has also been announced (featuring Smoothini); you can check dates here.

Derek Hughes On Today This Morning

Posted by Michael on September 2nd, 2015

Magician Derek Hughes was the surprise America’s Got Talent contestant to visit NBC’s Today Show this morning. Does that mean that he is a sure thing for the next round? We will find out tonight!

Oz Pearlman Mystifies AGT Judges

Posted by Michael on September 2nd, 2015

Oz Pearlman blew away the judges last night on America’s Got Talent with his ability to know what Howard Stern was drinking while wearing a Heidi Klum blindfold, leading Howard to proclaim this “the year of the magician” on AGT. We are posting Oz’s performance so early in the morning because voting for the AGT semi-finals ends at 7:00 AM Eastern! You can vote for Oz and Derek* (you are given ten votes to distribute among the acts) at Representing the “allied arts,” puppet act Ira also appeared on last night’s show.

*We brought you Derek earlier simply because his performance on the show was first.