Ok, let’s hammer this out. There’s no question that Philadelphia magician Eric Jones has skills; his performance on the quarterfinals of America’s Got Talent is clear proof of that. But judge Simon Cowell keeps harping on Jones’ lack of showmanship, saying he doesn’t create enough drama with his act. On the one hand, his laid-back approach is a nice change from over-the-top magician patter, but on the other hand, maybe he’s so laid back that the audience doesn’t quite follow what he’s achieving.
What do you think? Is Jones’ low-key approach to illusion appealing, or do you wish he’d amp it up a little? Me, I’m from Philly, so I’ve got his back no matter what, but share your opinion in the comments.