Jon Dorenbos Advances to America’s Got Talent Finals

So far, Dorenbos only needs to beat three singers and a mime to win the TV competition. Five more finalists will be added next week.

Jon Dorenbos

Jon Dorenbos performs in the semifinals of America’s Got Talent on August 30th | Screengrab via NBC

Most Eagles fans have come to terms with the fact that their favorite team is never going to win the Super Bowl. Never, ever. What if Carson Wentz is a Hall of Fame-caliber stud? He’ll be like Dan Marino — an all-time great who never won the big one.

That’s why Eagles fans have to settle for little victories. Such as: Jon Dorenbos could win a televised talent competition!

Dorenbos, a magician, has advanced to the finals of this season of America’s Got Talent. The Eagles long snapper learned his fate last night, when public voting moved him through the semifinals.

He has some competition. Last night, three singers — jazz singer Sal Valentinetti, singer-songwriter Grace VanderWaal and opera singer Laura Bretan — as well as a comedic mime advanced to the finals. Five more finalists will be announced next week.

Yes: Currently, Jon Dorenbos’ competition in the America’s Got Talent finals is three singers (so boring!) and a mime. He’ll have five more people coming at him, but we believe in him. The finals are on September 13th and 14th. He’s totally going to win. We should throw him a parade. Between Dorenbos and the Soul, it will be like the Eagles have won the Super Bowl.

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