Magic saved his life — and he’d love for it to inspire others. That’s the message Jon Dorenbos had after his incredible final performance on the finale of ‘America’s Got Talent.’ But will it be enough to win it all? Well, that’s not exactly what matters to him!
“It’s by far the most proud I’ve ever been of any performance I’ve ever done — not so much because of the trick but because I felt like it was real,” Jon Dorenbos, 36, told reporters including HollywoodLife.com following that amazing final magic trick on part one of the America’s Got Talent finale.
During the show, he had all the judges write down their names on playing cards — except Simon Cowell, who was told to write down the name or nickname of someone he cared about. He wrote Eric, his son’s name. While shuffling the deck, he magically pulled each judge’s card from the top of the deck, but the message he was saying during all of this was what stuck.
He explained that magic saved his life and helped him to find himself. It taught him not to hate, blame, and to always forgive.
“If you think about it, this is life,” he said while shuffling the cards, some face up, some down. “When everything is so perfect, and yet tragedy and chaos, they strike us when we least expect it. It’s what we all have in common. We all face this, but I think the difference is . . . do we choose to live in vision or do we live in circumstance? I don’t know about you guys, but I wake up every morning and I chose to live in vision, to find happiness, knowing that life will work its way out and we will find ourselves.” With that he pulls the “Eric” card.
Naturally, everyone was in awe — and it was an important night for him.
“I felt like that’s what I believe in and that’s what magic means to me. I loved it,” Jon told reporters. “I think this was the right time. I always wanted to be a rock star. I think that would be the greatest job in the world but I’m an awful singer, I can’t dance, and I can’t play an instrument. So instead of playing music, I thought this was the time to come in with an acoustic ballad and open up myself and take them on a little journey. Hopefully it worked for the purpose of the show, if not I am really happy with what happened!”
He also told us exclusively that even if he doesn’t win, he’ll never stop learning. “You never learn it all. In life no matter what you do there is always room to learn,” he said. “I am a total student of life, and that is what I love!”
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