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20 Aug

Three Magicians Still on AGT Season 10

Category: Media Magic   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

Here are brief bios of the three remaining magicians in this Summer Season of America's Got Talent. The first two already are in the Semi-finals. Tune in NBC on Tuesday and Wednesday to watch the next round of competiion. Go to and vote before 11 am est Wednesday for your votes to count.



Imagine Larry David in a dragon suit performing jaw-dropping magic tricks and you've got Piff the Magic Dragon. With millions of YouTube hits and sold-out shows around the world, Piff has made a name for himself as the greatest performing dragon of all time. He brings his unique humor to the America's Got Talent stage, along with his dog Mr. Piffles, the world's first magic-performing Chihuahua. The pair has entertained in venues such as Shakespeare's Globe, The O2 London, Sydney Opera House, the Edinburgh Fringe, Soho Theatre in London's West End, and enjoyed critical acclaim at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas with their show "Breakfast at Piffany's." In 2012, Piff joined Grammy Award-winning band Mumford & Sons on their UK tour. 




Derek Hughes was born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota where, at age 10 he fell in love with performing magic. He's been a self-employed entertainer ever since. Derek performs regularly at the Magic Castle in Hollywood, California, where he was recently nominated for Parlour Magician of the Year. A truly unique talent in the art of conjuring, Derek's wry sense of humor and mind-blowing magic has made him one of the most sought after entertainers on college campuses across the county. He's also the proud father of two young boys and lives with his family in Los Angeles. 




Oz Pearlman is a mentalist from New York City. He developed an interest in magic as a boy after seeing a magic show on a cruise ship, and what started as a hobby became a lifelong passion. After a few years working on Wall Street, Oz decided to pursue his dream full-time, and has been dazzling audiences with his world-class sleight of hand and mind-reading ability for over a decade. In 2004, Oz starred in his own one-man Off-Broadway show, "WatchMagic," about which the New York Times said, "Even skeptical viewers are won over!" Oz's unique blend of magic and mentalism create an interactive experience that is redefining the very nature of a magic show - one that truly needs to be seen to be believed.


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