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Tom London
Tomlondon
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Age (at audition) 25
Sex Male
Act Magician
Seasons 12
Position Reached Judge Cuts

Tom London was a magician act from Season 12 of America's Got Talent. He was eliminated in the Judge Cuts.

Background

Trained by the world famous champion of magic, Etienne Pradier, Tom London is a master in sleight of hand and connoisseur of advanced technical magic. Tom has roots that run deep in the world of classical theatrical magic.

Tom spent the first five years of his career mastering close-up misdirection, social dynamics and groups psychological tendencies. Developing these skills into a fully customizable, digitally interactive performance that would help him climb to the premiere corporate entertainment circle.

He is the son of 80’s video game programmer Martin Webb. Tom has followed in his father’s footsteps, building a career inspired by the words of the late Arthur C. Clarke, the author of 2001: A Space Odyssey, "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic". [1]

Audition

Tom London's audition in Episode 1204 consisted first of having the audience members hold their phones in the air; the phones' screens subsequently changed color, alternating between red, white, and blue. Then, he had the judges pick three volunteers and host Tyra Banks to join him on the stage. Tom had the volunteers provide guesses to numerical questions about the four judges' pasts, the last of which came from Tyra typing eight digits on a calculator with her eyes closed. He then multiplied on the calculator those four numbers to get a large number: 73,928,547. He then showed a pre-recorded video depicting him holding a card with the same number. Finally, he explained that the seemingly random number actually directly related to the judges' pasts. Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum, and Simon Cowell all voted "Yes", sending Tom to the Judge Cuts.

Judge Cuts

Tom London's Judge Cuts performance in Episode 1207 consisted of first having the audience members hold up photos of famous landmarks from all over the world. He first had guest judge Chris Hardwick pick one, write the name of it on a card, fold it up, and place it in his pocket. Tom next revealed an envelope taped to his back with a ticket that went to Hardwick's destination. Next, he had the four other judges pick four random landmarks they wanted to visit. Finally, he demonstrated an application on his phone that when filmed on the ticket, showed instead videos of Tom visiting the four landmarks the judges mentioned. Howie Mandel gave him a standing ovation. Tom's performance was not strong enough for the judges to send him to the Quarterfinals, eliminating him from the competition instead of Eric Jones.

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