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Anna DeGuzman was a magician from Season 18 of America's Got Talent. She finished the competition in 2nd place. She returned for America's Got Talent: Fantasy League, competing on Howie Mandel's team where she was eliminated in the Semifinals.

Background[]

Anna originates from the Philippines, however currently resides in New Jersey.

In 2018, she competed on MTV’s Amazingness.

Additionally in 2018, she appeared on an episode of Steve Harvey’s show entitled Steve, appeared as herself in short film Anna D, & played June Barcelona in short film Break.

In 2019, she competed on an episode of the sixth season of Penn & Teller: Fool Us, however she failed to fool the duo.

In 2022, she competed on the tenth season of Australia’s Got Talent, where she was cut in the deliberations.

Audition[]

Anna DeGuzman's audition in Episode 1804 consisted of performing a "cardistry" routine, which involved having Howie Mandel memorize a card after Simon Cowell shuffled a deck of cards and catching the card that Howie memorized in her mouth, before revealing the exact same card to be in a deck that she gave Sofia Vergara at the start of her routine. All 4 judges voted "Yes", sending her to the next round.

Deliberations[]

Anna was chosen to advance to the Semifinals.

Semifinals[]

Anna DeGuzman's Semifinals performance in Episode 1816 consisted of performing a "cardistry" routine with the assistance of the judges which involved Howie signing a card before returning it to her, Anna guessing each of the judges cards and the judges chosen cards being on the icing of a cake in their suite and numerical & alphabetical format and this very same cake containing Howie’s signed card. She received enough votes to enter the top 5 of the night in Episode 1817 instead of Freedom Singers and Kylie Frey, and the top 3 instead of D'Corey Johnson and Zion Clark. She advanced to the Finals along with Chibi Unity instead of Shadow Ace.

Finals[]

Anna DeGuzman's Finals performance in Episode 1820 consisted of performing a "cardistry" magic routine with the assistance of Terry and the audience. Heidi Klum gave her a standing ovation.

Finale[]

In the Episode 1821 finale, Anna performed a mash-up routine with Murmuration and Jason Derulo performing "Hands On Me" and "Take You Dancing". She received enough votes to enter the top 5 instead of 82nd Airborne Chorus. She finished the competition in 2nd place, ahead of Murmuration, Putri Ariani and Ramadhani Brothers, but behind Adrian Stoica and Hurricane.

Fantasy League Nominations[]

Anna DeGuzman was nominated as one of the top 40 acts, sending her through to the Draft Pool.

Fantasy League Draft Pool[]

Anna was drafted onto Howie Mandel's team.

Fantasy League Preliminary[]

Anna DeGuzman’s preliminary performance in Episode FL04 consisted of performing a magic routine incorporating comedy with the assistance of Mel B and Terry Crews. Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum and Simon Cowell all gave her standing ovations. She received enough votes to advance to the Semifinals instead of Cillian O'Connor.

Fantasy League Semifinals[]

Anna DeGuzman's Semifinal performance in Episode FL05 consisted of performing comedic close-up magic with the assistance of Howie Mandel and Mel B. However, both the audience and Heidi Klum were upset by Anna’s jokes towards Mel B in the act that came across as insulting but Simon Cowell gave her a standing ovation. She did not receive enough votes to enter the top 3 of the night, eliminating her from the competition.

Trivia[]

  • Anna is the highest-placing female magician in AGT history.
  • She is the second solo female magician to reach the final, following Léa Kyle back in Season 16, as well as being the first female close-up magician to do so. She is also the only solo magician to finish as the runner-up.

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