'America's Got Talent' Season 17: Who is Mervant Vera? Magician has performed 700 shows

Mervant Vera considers himself a 'black belt in magic' and fans were impressed when it came to his creativity on the main stage!


                            'America's Got Talent' Season 17: Who is Mervant Vera? Magician has performed 700 shows
Mervant Vera on 'America's Got Talent' (Photo by Chris Haston,NBC)
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From music to magic and everything in between, gear up for an all-new season of 'America’s Got Talent'. As per the current season's synopsis, "The 17th season of “America’s Got Talent” returns with a new set of aspiring performers looking to compete for the ultimate $1 million prize. Executive producer Simon Cowell returns to the star-studded judging panel with global fashion icon Heidi Klum, fan-favorite comedian Howie Mandel and acclaimed actress and international superstar Sofia Vergara. The dynamic Terry Crews returns as host. This season promises to deliver some of the wildest acts to ever grace the “AGT” stage."

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Looking for other talent-based shows to check out? You might want to check out -- 'American Song Contest', 'American Idol' and 'So You Think You Can Dance'.

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Who is Mervant Vera?

Mervant Vera is a professional magician who was born and raised in Philadelphia. In a conversation with The Philadelphia Sunday, he explained how he came back to his roots. "I was born and raised in Philly — I’m from West Oak Lane,” Vera said. “That’s where I grew up. I moved around Pennsylvania a little bit but I’ve been in Philly more than half of my life. When I left for college, I did a bunch of different things and came back to Philly and now I have my own show.” he said. As per his LinkedIn page, Vera has performed over 700 shows and considers himself "a black belt in magic". His other achievements include "Published Music Artist - Search "Mervant-Fabric" on all streaming platforms, Produced the world's first Hip-Hop Magic Show {magic music motion) published in the Stroud courier. Film Maker in the making". He also has a Bachelors of the Arts in Communications Studies.

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Is Vera on social media?

Vera is on Instagram, you can follow him @mervant. But, if you want a more hands-on experience, you can book a virtual show with him via AirBnb, titled -- "A Night of Magic and Mind-Reading". As per the show description shared on his merchant page -- "I can proudly say that "A night of Magic and Mind-reading" has been an amazing experience for audiences across the world, and now it's your turn! Join me for an evening of magic and mentalism LIVE in the comfort of your own home!"

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It further reads, "Suspend your disbelief and watch closely as your screen is transformed into your own personal theatre; Here you will take part in magic and mind-reading demonstrations that are done with everyday objects. First I will demonstrate the connection between magic and how we think in our everyday lives. I also perform eye-popping card sleights, mind-blowing mentalism and visual illusions all leading to a finale you will never forget. That's not all! This show doest exist without you ! You yourself will also experience magic in your own home and even your own hands."

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Mervant Vera on 'America's Got Talent' Season 17

For his performance, Mervant combined a card trick with music. For each card he pulled, Vera came up with a rhyme, rapping in the progress, using an entire deck of cards to compose his rap song. Fans loved his performance and praised his creativity and uniqueness. In fact, many believed that it was golden buzzer worthy. "Mervant was extremely creative and I believe that there is something special about him. Good luck on your AGT journey, Mervant!!!" wrote a fan. "This was absolutely incredible!! I’m certain he got a yes, and if the Golden Buzzer was still available he definitely deserved it! Fantastic!" said another. "Wow! Was not expecting that! A rapping magician? But that's talent! I love it. I got a feeling that this season is going to be epic!" noted a fan.

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'America's Got Talent' Season 17 premieres on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at 8 pm on NBC. Following the show's premiere, you can catch all-new episodes every Tuesday from 8 to 10 pm ET/PT. For viewers who wish to tune in to the show without cable, they can do so using any of the following streaming services: Sling TV, fuboTV, Hulu With Live TV, AT&T TV or YouTube TV.

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