America’s Got Talent season 16 premiers on Tuesday (June 1). Check out a new audition leak. This time, a Virginia Beach magician, Dustin Tavella, pulls at the heartstrings. He pulls off a clever magic act. But the twist is the act revolves around the “happiest day of his life.” It’s the day he and his wife adopted their son.
The familiar tropes are present: Dustin asks the judges–Howie Mandel, Sofia Vergara, Heidi Klum and Simon Cowell–to write things down. The answers, will of course, turn up randomly in a big reveal. But the tricks all revolve around the narrative of a woman selflessly giving up her child to folks who can take care of him. It takes months, but the parents finally arrive at the happiest day of their lives–adoption day. Tears all around!
Reminder: That enthusiastic crowd and the fuzzy looking folks sitting in the audience are FAKE! AGT filmed the auditions to a limited audience at the Pasadena Civic Center in March and April.
Check out the sentimental magic act below. America’s Got Talent season 16 premieres Tuesday June 1 on NBC at 8 pm ET/PT.