It’s been the ‘Summer of Jon Dorenbos’ on America’s Got Talent. The long snapper for the Philadelphia Eagles moonlights as a magician, something he used to bust out in the locker room but which was an unknown talent to the rest of the world. Back in mid-July Jon Dorenbos stepped out on America’s Got Talent for the first time to showcase his skills as a magician and blew everyone away. He followed that act up in late July and his sophomore act was impressive enough to get Jon through to the AGT semi-finals, where he appeared last night (above).
I still haven’t watched even half of an episode of America’s Got Talent at any point, and I get my AGT news from their YouTube channel. So I really don’t know how Jon Dorenbos’ magic show stacks up to the other semi-finalists this Summer, but I do know that he’s a seriously fucking talented magician and has one of the best jobs in all of the NFL (getting paid to appear in a fraction of the plays in each NFL game). I wish I could say that I know how the semi-finals work, if it’s up to the public to vote him through or what, but I don’t know how this is going to shake out. I just wish Jon Dorenbos the best of luck in his career as a magician.