Mat Franco of Rhode Island became the first magician on ‘America’s Got Talent’ to win the top prize of $1 million and a headlining gig in Las Vegas (Photo credit: America’s Got Talent).
America’s Got Talent alumni and now Tropicana Las Vegas headliner Murray SawChuck commented, “I love the fact a magician finally won America’s Got Talent! Congrats to Mat! The best part is he did it with close up magic! This is great for magic!”
The AGT Poll Results agreed with the judges – Mat Franco received 39.1% of the public’s votes.
Mat Franco Performs a Trick for The Judges
Mat Franco with Rosie McDonnell on America’s Got Talent
Magician Murray SawChuck makes a Steam Train Vanish on America’s Got Talent!
Mat Franco became fascinated with the art of magic after seeing it on television at age four. Growing up in Rhode Island, Mat learned techniques by studying magicians he videotaped off television, and he continued to hone his craft with performances throughout his teen and college years. He now specializes in creating customized, interactive presentations for his audiences that allow for spontaneity and improvisation. For Mat, magic isn’t about “tricking” or “fooling” the audience; it’s about connecting with people and bringing smiles to their faces. Mat has been entertaining college audiences full-time ever since the day he finished college himself, and now it’s time for the rest of America to see what he can do! — America’s Got Talent
Murray SawChuck stars in MURRAY ‘Celebrity Magician’ with wife Chloe Crawford and sleight-of-hand artist Douglas “Lefty” Leferovich at The Laugh Factory in Tropicana Las Vegas. Murray, an America’s Got Talent semifinalist and Pawn Stars magic expert, performs Mon.-Thu. at 4pm and Sun. 4pm and 7pm. Click here for tickets! Visit Murray’s Website or follow him on Facebook and Twitter.