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Jon Dorenbos, Piff The Magic Dragon And Mat Franco Perform Tricks On “America’s Got Talent” (VIDEO)

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AGT Magicians 2017

By Shari Weiss |

AGT Magicians 2017

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Wednesday’s “America’s Got Talent” results show had a magic theme as Jon Dorenbos, Piff The Magic Dragon and Mat Franco all returned to perform new tricks. Check out the videos below!

As Gossip Cop has reported, Dorenbos is an NFL player who grew up doing magic as a way to cope after his father murdered his mother. While he ended up pursuing a professional football career as a long snapper, the athlete has continued doing magic on the side. And on season 11 of “America’s Got Talent” last year, he was one of the judges’ favorite acts. In fact, during the Judge Cuts round, guest judge Ne-Yo awarded him the Golden Buzzer advantage, securing his spot in the quarterfinals. Dorenbos made it all the way through to the finals, where he ultimately finished in third place. A few months later, Dorenbos appeared on the “America’s Got Talent Holiday Spectacular.” Now for his latest appearance, Dorenbos did street magic with NFL trading cards and footballs. He also did a trick with Marlon Wayans’ money.

Piff The Magic Dragon, as viewers of the NBC talent competition no doubt remember, performs his magic while wearing a dragon costume. He is usually joined by his dog sidekick, Mr. Piffles, in a matching outfit. On season 10 of “America’s Got Talent” in 2015, he showed off his irreverent sense of humor with silly tricks that won many laughs. During the Judge Cuts stage, Neil Patrick Harris, who is a famous lover of magic, used his Golden Buzzer to send Piff to the live shows. But despite making it to the final round, he failed to place in the top 5. Still, he was a fan-favorite, and went on to have his own Las Vegas residency at the Flamingo. Invited back for tonight’s live show, Piff announced Mr. Piffles has given up magic for drawing. Of course, some magic was involved in revealing his artwork.

Franco is the most successful of the trio, at least as far as the show goes. He was the season nine winner back in 2014, showing amazing skill with sleight-of-hand magic tricks, combined with an easy-going, charming nature. Incredibly, he was the first magician to ever win the competition, scoring the $1 million prize and his own headlining show at the LINQ Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. What’s more is that NBC gave him his own special titled “Mat Franco’s Got Magic” in 2015. That same year, he also returned to “AGT” for two guest appearances, including one on the season 10 finale. Franco also did a new magic trick during 2016’s season 11 as well.

Now back again in season 12, Franco enlisted host Tyra Banks’ help for his new performance, which involved a series of drinks and pulling off the “impossible.” Watch the videos below!

 


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