The Best Close-Up Magic Acts from America’s Got Talent

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Written by Tim Grable

October 18, 2017

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America’s Got Talent is known for having one of the most talented entertainers in the world performing on the show. From singers, dancers, comedians, to magicians and mentalists, this TV series has it all.

As you can tell from the title, in this article we decided to talk about one of the best close-up magic acts from America’s Got Talent.

The Best Close-Up Magic Acts from America's Got Talent

There are three of them that we thought to mention here:

  • Steven Brundage
  • Jon Dorenbos 
  • Eric Jones

Let’s take them one by one and see how they can win the hearts of so many audiences.

Steven Brundage

Steven Brundage is a professional magician and entertainer who is best known for performing on season 11 of America’s Got Talent. He was only 25 at the time.

In 2014, he released a YouTube video called “Magician Gets Out of Speeding Ticket with Magic” which became viral and now it has almost 3 million views. In the video, he solved a Rubik’s cube in 20 seconds; then he did it again in just one second.

Steven has been doing close-up magic acts for more than a decade, but his Rubik’s cube tricks are what he is most known for.

Click on the video below to see how he takes it to the next level.

BEST Magic Show in the world - Genius Rubik's Cube Magician America's Got Talent

He is also great at doing stage shows, walk-around magic and close-up performances for corporate events and private parties.

Steven’s acts are unique, shocking, hilarious and he has got tricks up his sleeve which you will not see anywhere else.

Jon Dorenbos

Jon Dorenbos was a magician acting in season 11 of America’s Got Talent as well. He managed to finish the competition on the third place.

You can see Jon’s performance in the finals in the video below.

America's Got Talent 2016 Finals Magician Jon Dorenbos Philadelphia Eagles S11E22

In the video, he also talks about how magic saved his life and helped him cope through difficult times and find happiness and forgiveness.

Aside from being a full-time magician, Jon is also a professional football player. He has been playing in the NFL since 2003.

Jon has been fascinated with the magic world since he was 13 when he saw a magician for the first time. He would spend days in a row practicing and rehearsing in front of a mirror because he then realized that performing was part of him.

His performances are not just about magic, but also about having fun and rocking the crowd.

Eric Jones

Eric Jones was a semifinalist on season 12 of America’s Got Talent and managed to win the hearts of the jury with his close-up magic acts involving coins.

If you want to see his performance, you can click on the video below.

Eric Jones Semi Finals

His tricks are slick and he can dazzle any audience with this mind-blowing illusions. In his America’s Got Talent performance he used coins to engage the judges, but he can also do lots of amazing tricks with cards.

Eric loves interacting with his audiences at corporate events and likes to keep his performance on a personal level.

The Close-Up Magic Acts Everyone Will Love

Audiences of all ages love and are fascinated by magic. When everything happens close-up and personal, it gets even better.

Having a professional magician at your corporate or private event is something which will keep your guests engages and entertained.

If you would be interested in booking a magician for your next event, then contact us at (615) 283-0039.

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