Magician Jeki Yoo of South Korea looked to impress Simon Cowell, and make his American dream come true on America’s Got Talent. Jeki turned to magic after his mother died. Jeki teamed up with female magician Elli K. Park, and together they became well known for their “Quick Change” performance. They set the Guinness World Record for changing into 9 outfits in 30 seconds.
Jeki brought a large plastic egg to the judges’ table. After comparing the egg to Howie Mandel’s head, he then set half of the egg aside and revealed a deck of cards inside. Jeki then asked guest judge Laverne Cox to sign the card. After that, he had Heidi Klum attach a sticker to the back of it. He then proceeded to place the bowl face down on the table.
Several times, he put the card back into the deck, shuffled, and then revealed the card under the bowl. He made the entire deck of cards disappear in his hands, except for one card. He then changed that card into the signed card. After placing the signed card in his pocket, he revealed the entire deck of cards under the bowl. “What?!” Simon said, at the conclusion of the act.
Cowell, who did not like Jeki’s audition in the first round and actually gave him a “No,” said that he definitely stepped it up this time and was impressed.
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On the heels of the most viewed season in five years, the 12th season of “America’s Got Talent” is back with creator and judge Simon Cowell, Mel B, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel.
Supermodel, entrepreneur and CEO, Tyra Banks, joins the team as host and the series returns to Los Angeles this summer with live shows from the famed Dolby Theatre.
With the search open to acts of all ages and talents, “America’s Got Talent” has brought the variety format back to the forefront of American culture by showcasing unique performers from across the country. The series is a true celebration of creativity and talent, featuring a colorful array of singers, dancers, comedians, contortionists, impressionists, jugglers, magicians, ventriloquists and hopeful stars, all vying to win America’s hearts and the $1 million prize.
The “Got Talent” format, created by Simon Cowell and co-owned by Syco Entertainment and FremantleMedia globally, holds the Guinness World Record as the most successful reality TV format of all time, airing in 186 countries and having been commissioned in 68 territories worldwide. Around the world more than 500 million people watch “Got Talent” every year. “Britain’s Got Talent” has remained the U.K.’s #1 entertainment show since it first launched in 2007 and discovered global singing sensational Susan Boyle, who has sold 23 million records to date.
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