LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - Dec 20, 2012) - Illusionist Dan Sperry returned to the U.S. Sunday after becoming the first magician to ever become a top three finalist on German hit "Das SuperTalent." After receiving record-breaking votes from the show's more than seven million viewers in the semi-finals, he went on to land in the top three of the finals.

Sperry's talent for mesmerizing audiences was able to transcend the language barrier and garner him such high praises from judges and the live audience that his appearances on the show went over 20 minutes. Hailed by judges as the best magician that ever appeared on the show, Sperry showed off his well-known shock illusions during the rounds including his popular lifesaver through the throat and other acts of voodoo and avian creationism. His final appearance brought so much attention that after receiving millions of hits his official web site crashed for 24 hours. 

The German talent show "Das Supertalent" is part of the internationally successful Got Talent franchise. Contestants must perform in front of judges who are experts in the entertainment industry while the home audience votes. As a result of his viral popularity in Europe and around the world, negotiations for further tours of Germany and beyond have begun.

"It was a huge honor to make it this far on the show," said Sperry. "I'm shocked at how supportive and loyal my overseas fans are. I know I would not be where I am without them."

For the past year and a half Sperry has starred in his own off-Broadway show, "MAGIC SHOW" in the heart of Times Square. With high-acclaim from audiences and critics alike it was voted "Best of Manhattan" for 2012. Sperry was awarded a coveted Merlin Award from the International Magicians Society -- joining previous recipients including David Copperfield, as he was bestowed the honor of Most Cutting Edge Magic.

When not in New York, Sperry continues to be in-demand at sold-out venues throughout the world on solo tours as well as headlining with "The Illusionists," the number one touring magic show in the world. Sperry will return to tour with "The Illusionists" throughout Australia for the month of January.

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