Winston Fuenmayor, a 21-year-old illusionist from Venezuela, combined his marvelous sleight of hand and card tricks into a dazzling and stunning performance on a recent episode of America’s Got Talent.
Winston revealed that he was a shy kid growing up and that magic had helped him become more confident and to realize his dreams. As the first magician in his family, he had come to America to follow his dreams and was performing for the first time on American television in the hope of securing a better future for himself.
His magic trick itself was both simple yet incredibly powerful. Sitting on a chair, Winston seemed to be developing powers beyond his control. Cards started sprouting out his hands uncontrollably, and every time he discarded them, more sprung up in their place, much to the wonder of the audience. It didn’t matter how many cards he threw away, a whole bunch more seemed to magically materialize in their place, whether they were from his hands or his hair. At one point he actually managed to look like Wolverine from ‘X-Men’ with cards instead of claws, and later alluded to another superhero franchise when he fashioned a gauntlet made out of cards out of thin air, much to everyone’s surprise.
The fact that Winston seemed completely surprised and flummoxed throughout his thrilling performance completely sold the trick. Sophia noted that it was incredible, fantastic and extremely creative, even though Winston was from Venezuela, a country the Colombian judge enjoyed a friendly rivalry with. Howie absolutely loved his dramatic presentation and Eric noted that the previous magicians who had appeared on the show would certainly have been impressed by that spellbinding performance. Meanwhile, Simon declared that he was clearly born to do this and said that he could see him headlining a show in Las Vegas someday. Naturally, Winston got four big yeses from the judges.