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Special Head was a novelty act in Season 8 of America's Got Talent. He was eliminated in the Quarterfinals.


Special Head is the stage name of entertainer Danny Wolverton. Special Head is best know for his Levitation performances on America's Got Talent season 8. Special Head reinvented the classic Indian Fakar Levitation in the U.S.  He was the first person in the world to perform the Indian Fakar Levitation while walking on and off a stage during the performance. Special Head has performed his magic on many other Talent based TV shows including, Das Super Talent, Tengo Talento Much Talento, and Good Day New York. The name Special Head refers to the many character roles Wolverton plays and the realistic Silicone masks Special Head wears when performing as different characters. The name also refers to our Special mental capabilities of being human. Music: Special Head is also a musician, performing live looping and beat boxing that accompanies his magic shows. Special Head is  a producer of electronic dance music and world music. In 2007 Wolverton Traveled to Africa and recorded traditional music in rural villages with portable field recording equipment. Wolverton produced two compilation Albums of South African Music and Kenyan Music; entitled "Detached And Unplugged (2008)" and "Off the Map (2008)". Wolverton also sampled and mixed his African Music into his two Solo Albums "Doing Back Flips on Top of Saguaros Naked" (2011) and "Levitation Music" (2014)

America's Got Talent Special Head's America's Got Talent Season Premier performance went viral. Special Head became the 2nd most tweeted words on the day of the premier, according to official Twitter  #trending statistics. During the act, Judge Howard Stern gave Special Head an X, later revoking it. This was the first time Stern had ever taken back an X on the program.  Special Head then went to perform the "Matrix Lean" at the Las Vegas Week of America's Got Talent. Special Head then advanced to the "Semi Finals Live" show at Radio City Music Hall, New York City where he performed a levitation and disappearing act atop a pyramid.

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Special Head's audition in Episode 801 consisted of Tuvan throat singing while creating the illusion of levitating with only his left hand pressed down against his cane. Howard Stern buzzed the act due to a slow buildup but took back the X after the audition. Stern, Heidi Klum, Mel B, and Howie Mandel all voted "Yes," sending Special Head to the Vegas Round.

Vegas Round[]

Special Head was sorted into the "Variety Acts" category in the Vegas Round. His performance in Episode 809 consisted of bending his body horizontally backwards over lighted candles. Special Head's audition was strong enough for the judges to send him to the Quarterfinals in the same episode.


Special Head's Week 1 Quarterfinals performance in Episode 810 consisted of throat singing and creating the illusion of himself levitating and teleporting his body to the outside on the marquee of Radio City Music Hall, all with an ancient Egyptian theme. A major error in his act occurred when his head was visible to the audience while he was leaving the stage area for the marquee. He was given the commercial break to return to the stage. He did not receive enough votes to be sent to the Semifinals in Episode 811, eliminating him from the competition along with Fresh Faces and Hype


  • Special Head was the first "magic" act of Season 8 whose audition was televised.
  • He is the only act that Howard Stern has buzzed but then taken back the X.

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