Last updated on October 19th, 2018 at 10:01 pm
The show “America’s Got Talent” is preparing for its thirteenth season, yet there never seems to be any shortage of talent and surprising acts.
Over the years, hundreds of contestants have stepped on stage, performed and dazzled both the judges and those watching from their living room sofa. However, only a few of them were so incredibly-surprising that they are unforgettable.
In this article, we compiled four of the most surprising acts from AGT history, so we hope you’re excited.
1. Mike Super’s Mystifying Act
“If Desmond doesn’t show up, there is no act!” – Mike Super
Mike Super combines illusionism with a spirit-energy he refers to as “Desmond” to create a new fascinating form of magic. Sounds strange? Well, it’s bound to get even more bizarre when you find out this spirit figure came to Mike when he was just a little boy.
Instead of fearing it, though, Mike decided to use it as the inspiration for a thrilling act which is bound to keep audiences on the edge of their seats.
His performance on America’s Got Talent (season 9) which involved a Taser gun made one of the judges leave the stage screaming. Take a look:
2. Derek Hughes’ Theatrical Magic Performance
What is most surprising about Derek’s acts is the blend of magic and comedy. The way Derek Hughes manages to combine his abilities as a magician with his sense of humor, so one side doesn’t overpower the other is unexpected- and highly entertaining.
Whether he’s presenting a rope trick or an elaborate card routine which leaves his audiences guessing how he did it, Derek puts a hilarious twist on his act to provide a fun, engaging experience for all those watching.
Check out Derek’s performance in the live shows of America’s Got Talent, season 10:
3. Max Winfrey’s “Too Close for Comfort” Audition
Generally speaking, you wouldn’t want to see someone cracking jokes while they’re handling a set of sharp knives around other people. Unless that someone is a stunt comedian with 25 years of comedy-improvising experience like Max Winfrey – and it’s all part of an act which is outrageously entertaining.
Max’s fast-paced, off-the-cuff style humor is an instant hit among audiences of all ages and his abilities as a stunt entertainer only make his surprising acts more exciting.
Max Winfrey’s knife-throwing audition on stage at America’s Got Talent (season 5) came with a massive surprise at the end, which was pretty much the icing on the cake. Take a look:
4. Tom London’s Jaw-Dropping Tech Magic Act
Tom London is only 25 years old, but he is already one of the most promising magicians in the industry today. After being featured on America’s Got Talent, season 12, millions of people were amazed by Tom’s surprising acts and unique style of magic which blends:
- the use of technology
- storytelling elements
- also, a generous dose of the Wow factor.
All these elements come together to create a well-rounded act one can’t help but be fascinated by. Watch Tom as he blows the judges’ minds with his technological magic act which took everyone on a trip around the world.
Which One of These Surprising Acts Can You Picture at Your Event?
Anyone of the fantastic performers mentioned in this article has the potential to elevate your event and help you provide attendees with an experience they won’t be able to forget any time soon.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us today.
Also published on Medium.