“Tonight I am gonna do something amazing, something that you never saw before … magic,” declared comedy magician Lioz Shem Tov on the Judge Cuts 2 episode of “America’s Got Talent.” For his first trick Lioz transformed a rubber glove into various objects including a baby, then said he was going to turn it into Donald Trump, but kept it the same as a baby. The “AGT” judges — Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Mel B, Howie Mandel and Olivia Munn — mostly loved Lioz’s silly act, but in the end they decided to eliminate him before he could advance to the live shows. Watch the “Americas Got Talent” video above and read the judges’ comments below.
Olivia: “It’s not magic, but it’s something awesome. I laughed the whole time, he’s so clever.”
Simon: “So you know, Howie, normally I don’t find this stuff funny at all, but your sense of humor is so silly. It is so similar to mine. I think you are hilarious.”
Heidi: “It is silly. It is a little bit stupid. It’s just not my thing. I buzzed the last time. I don’t get it. It’s not my cup of tea.”
Howie: “Well, I think what you do is amazing. From the moment you walk out here, you take us on a journey. Obviously this means a lot to you. Only seven acts are going through tonight. Is this performance worthy of you being one of those seven acts? We’ll find out a little later.”
In his “AGT” live blog, our recapper Denton Davidson wrote, “Next up is Lioz Shem Tov, a comical mentalist from Israel. I’m not even sure if he’s actually from Israel or this accent is part of his act. He promises to shock the audience tonight and change the world of ‘mentalism’ forever. He plays around with an inflated rubber glove and turns it into various objects and animals. He then mocks a couple tricks and actually has the judges laughing pretty hard. He’s charismatic and mildly entertaining but it’s just not for me.”