What Happened to Solange Kardinaly in AGT 2024?

Solange Kardinaly is Best known for her Magical Quick Change performance praised as the best quick change act ever!

Age (at audition)33 Years
Home TownLeiria, Portugal
ActQuick costume change act
Position ReachedSelected for the next round
AGT 2024

Solange Kardinaly is part of the third generation of illusionists who performed a two minutes of magical quick change synced to the song “Material Girl” by Madonna at AGT 2024. This amazing act prompted Simon Cowell to declare , “That was magic” midway through the act. She won all the four votes from the judges, making Howie Mandel say, “You’re the best quick-change artist we have ever seen, you really are.”


Solangee’s grandpa and father were also magicians which allowed her to work with wonderful illusions since four years old. With the act of quick change costume she was in several festivals of magic, televisions, circus, all over the world. With only 10 years old, she won a revelation prize at the Magic Valongo international competition (Portugal 2001). At 15 years old, Solange was a magician teacher in a famous reality show on Portuguese television (TVI – Circo das celebridades 2006).

In 2018 she was the first woman in 26 years to win the 1st magic prize at the international Almussafes Magic festival in Spain. The same year was awarded as magician of the year in Portugal, being also the first woman to receive this award. In 2023 on the show “Lo show dei record” on Italian TV Show, she broke the Guinness Record for the most quick costume change illusions in 1 minute.

Solange Kardinaly Biography 

This young female magician descends from a circus family and is a third-generation magician. She undoubtedly was selected for the next round by all the judges for her breathtaking performance in AGT Series 19.

Real Name  Solange Kardinaly
Age33 Years
Birthplace Leiria, Portugal
AGT 2024

Family & Relationships

Solange Kardinaly is married to the professional magician Arkadio José Jiménez Rodríguez, who do a wide-ranging magic presentation that focuses on spectacular illusions. He competed in the “Magic French Championship” in 2006, winning first place in both the Manipulation and the “Audience” categories. Following this, in 2007, he received the “Mandrakes D’Or” in Paris.

‘AGT’ Season 19 contestant Solange Kardinaly is married to Arkadio José Jiménez Rodríguez (Instagram/@solangekardinaly)

What happened in America’s Got Talent?


The audience of AGT 2024 Episode 1903 was watching curiously when Solange Kardinaly started her act on stage. Just a few seconds later they witnessed her shockingly masterful quick costume change act. The judges and the audience experienced shock, curiosity, talent and real magic throughout the performance.

“You’re very, VERY, good,” And your quick change was beautiful. I mean, it was really amazing.”

Heidi Klum

“You look beautiful and professional,” an awed Sofía Vergara added. Amidst the loud applauding from everyone, Solange Kardinaly got down from AGT 2024 stage with four ‘Yeses’ from the judges.

Social Media


“One of the most entertaining acts I’ve seen. It’s not just the act. It’s the persona. The story; The music; The delivery. It was exhilarating to watch,” another impressed fan commented. “I was on the edge of my seat by the end!” Solange Kardinaly is to appear in the next round of AGT with her another mind-blowing costume change.

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