This America’s Got Talent magic act will literally have you seeing double.
A young French magician named Tony introduced himself on Tuesday night’s episode of America’s Got Talent. The affable 21-year-old said that he was ready to show America “my kind of magic,” and explained that his parents were not big fans of his chosen career path.
“Honestly, they hate magic,” Tony told the judges, to which the audience voiced their disappointment. “My parents want me to become a doctor or a salesman, something like this. Like a normal job. But today I want to prove [to] you and to prove to my parents that I can become a magician.”
Tony began the act by walking behind a large screen, on which the audience saw a projection of him. The magician then mutated into two people, at which point it looked like two Tonys came out from behind the screen! The judges were astonished as Tony’s identical twin brother, Jordan, appeared with him, and they performed the rest of the act together.
Tony and Jordan then interacted with the screen, creating a digital woman and using real props like a lightbulb and a balloon and appearing to send them into the screen. An entire storyline proceeded from there, with the twin magicians assisting the woman through the screen. As the act ended, the brothers put up a sheet from which the woman emerged in real life, and then her twin appeared from right behind her!
America’s Got Talent judges Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum, and Simon Cowell all gave Tony and Jordan a standing ovation, alongside the cheering audience.
“It’s because of moments like this that I believe we are experiencing the best season ever,” Howie proclaimed, of Season 12.
“I don’t know which one I was talking to in the beginning,” Simon added, to which the twin magicians both joked, “he’s Tony, I’m Jordan.”
“You two, you’re like freakily, hilariously, magically brilliant,” said Mel B in response. “I absolutely loved it.”
“It was amazing! It was very entertaining, full of surprises,” Heidi stated. “In 90 seconds you really piled in as much as you possibly could. I thought it was fantastic, too. Good job!”
“For me, this is 100 percent a Vegas act. I really do believe that,” Simon said, which the twins were very grateful to hear. “This is a really, really, really special audition. Congratulations.”
Howie, Mel B, Heidi, and Simon all voted “yes” to send Tony and Jordan to the next round of America’s Got Talent, which is the brutal Judge Cuts. The magicians will now get the opportunity to perform for the judges again (with an additional guest judge seeing the act as well), and the judges will decide whether to send them to the America’s Got Talent live shows or eliminate them from the competition.
In the meantime, Tony and Jordan have taken to social media to express their gratitude to everyone who liked their act.
The twins also have a series of videos on YouTube where you can see them perform other magic tricks.
America’s Got Talent airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.
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