When French magician Xavier Mortimer auditioned for America’s Got Talent, Season 10 (2015) he performed a routine involving wine glasses and cymbals. All four AGT judges – Howard Stern, Heidi Klum, Mel B, and Howie Mandel – voted him through. But when Xavier dropped a ball while juggling during his second performance on AGT, he was eliminated. After making it to the finals of the British TV competition The Next Great Magicians and performing with Cirque du Soleil’s Michael Jackson One show, Mortimer is back in the States and giving AGT another try on Season 12.
According to Robin Leach (formerly of The Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous) who now writes for Las Vegas Review-Journal, Mortimer already has a show in Las Vegas. He’s been performing his one-man show for six-months at Planet Hollywood Resort’s Sin City Theater on the Strip and he just signed a 6-month extension. Leach describes the 70-minute show as “a love-struck poem that unfolds through more than 14 acts, each packed with magical illusions and conjuring trickery — over 100 in all!” America’s Got Talent airs Tuesdays at 8pm on NBC.