Britain's Got Talent

Conventions, Club events, Live shows, TV shows and other performance details.

Moderators: Mandrake, bananafish, Lady of Mystery, support, nickj

Playing Cards for Magicians Dude That's Cool Magic A web site set up to sell my book, THE STRIPPER DECK, and future magical/mentalism titles. World-Of-Magic, Suppliers of quality Magic Worldwide UK's Online Magic Tricks and Jokes Shop offers kids and beginner magic tricks and jokes. MagicWorld Magic Shop for Magic Tricks

Britain's Got Talent

Postby Mandrake » Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:00 pm



According to Russ Stevens at Blackpool, the new series of BGT starting soon has more magicians then ever. Let's hope they keep up a high performance standard!

User avatar
Mandrake
'
 
Posts: 27063
Joined: Sun Apr 20, 2003 8:00 pm
Location: UK (70:AH)

Re: Britain's Got Talent

Postby mr invisible » Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:30 pm

Mandrake wrote:According to Russ Stevens at Blackpool, the new series of BGT starting soon has more magicians then ever. Let's hope they keep up a high performance standard!
Nice to see this now. I think the last few years, have really opened the doors again, and the judges are taking magic serious. 8) 8)

MEMBER OF THE SHEFFIELD CIRCLE OF MAGICIANS.
Is magic really real ??
User avatar
mr invisible
Advanced Member
 
Posts: 1108
Joined: Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:05 pm
Location: Belper, Derbyshire. [ 47-SH]

Re: Britain's Got Talent

Postby Mandrake » Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:14 pm

From what Russ said, the staging for earlier magicians left a lot to be desired and he had to fight to get it changed. He has many years practical stage experience and knew what would and wouldn't work on TV. Apart from Darcy Oakes he's mentored all the successful magi on the show, helped to choose and obtain the effects they did, and worked out the presentation. Certainly a guy to listen to and trust his judgment.

User avatar
Mandrake
'
 
Posts: 27063
Joined: Sun Apr 20, 2003 8:00 pm
Location: UK (70:AH)

Re: Britain's Got Talent

Postby Mandrake » Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:54 pm

PS The other thing Russ mentioned which surprised many was that, contrary to what he's said, Simon Cowell has always loved magic. The reason he was unhappy to see it on BGT is that it was usually very poor quality magic presented by naff performers. He loves top quality entertainment of all kinds but the cr@p stuff really gets up his nose!!

User avatar
Mandrake
'
 
Posts: 27063
Joined: Sun Apr 20, 2003 8:00 pm
Location: UK (70:AH)

Re: Britain's Got Talent

Postby Mandrake » Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:58 am

For those who didn't get the email from Alakazam, apparently this Sunday's BGT is well worth watching/recording.
Added later: It's Marc Spelmann!

User avatar
Mandrake
'
 
Posts: 27063
Joined: Sun Apr 20, 2003 8:00 pm
Location: UK (70:AH)

Re: Britain's Got Talent

Postby Mandrake » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:38 am

Two very different acts! I'm not sure if the audience were applauding Marc Spelmann's magic or the emotional stoty but it was certainly attention grabbing. I think most if us will know ways of achieving the same magical effects but we'd probably be hard pressed to come up with an equivalent story.

Matt Johnson's escapology act was excellent although I'm not sure how he'd follow that!

User avatar
Mandrake
'
 
Posts: 27063
Joined: Sun Apr 20, 2003 8:00 pm
Location: UK (70:AH)

Re: Britain's Got Talent

Postby moonbeam » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:33 pm

Mandrake wrote:Matt Johnson's escapology act was excellent although I'm not sure how he'd follow that!


Yea I was also wondering what he'll be doing next .... let's wait and see :)

QUESTION:
If we can sue McDonalds for making us fat and cigarette companies for giving us cancer; why can't we sue Smirnoff for all the ugly gits we've sh*gged ??
User avatar
moonbeam
Elite Member
 
Posts: 2441
Joined: Sat Oct 22, 2005 9:59 am
Location: Burnley (52:AH)

Re: Britain's Got Talent

Postby Mandrake » Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:26 am

So what do we think of this year's acts? Certainly a wide range to choose from!

User avatar
Mandrake
'
 
Posts: 27063
Joined: Sun Apr 20, 2003 8:00 pm
Location: UK (70:AH)

Re: Britain's Got Talent

Postby Magic1Jim » Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:00 pm

I enjoyed them all to be honest, nice to see magicians getting some good exposure. It all stems back from Jamie doing the Cardtoon effect, at least thats what I'm saying. Loved Marc's audition, plus Maddox and Mandy. I think Simon was a bit critical of Matt's semi final performance, i have since seen a drawing of him with a fishbowl on his head so he obviously took it in good humour

User avatar
Magic1Jim
Senior Member
 
Posts: 404
Joined: Mon Jan 08, 2007 1:02 pm
Location: Batley (35:SP)


Return to Events

Web Design for Magicians Aeternum Servare Secreta Best prices around! Visit Magicbox for all the latest and best effects! Manufacturer of modern & unique magic apparatus! Sorcery Shop - Home of the ITR Best prices around!

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests

cron