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Britain's Got Talent

Postby Mandrake » Feb 24th, '18, 15:00



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!

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Re: Britain's Got Talent

Postby mr invisible » Feb 27th, '18, 13:30

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)

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Re: Britain's Got Talent

Postby Mandrake » Feb 27th, '18, 15:14

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.

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Re: Britain's Got Talent

Postby Mandrake » Mar 15th, '18, 22:54

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!!

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Re: Britain's Got Talent

Postby Mandrake » Apr 14th, '18, 05:58

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!

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Re: Britain's Got Talent

Postby Mandrake » Apr 16th, '18, 07:38

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!

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Re: Britain's Got Talent

Postby moonbeam » Apr 16th, '18, 21:33

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 :)

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Re: Britain's Got Talent

Postby Mandrake » Jun 6th, '18, 07:26

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

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Re: Britain's Got Talent

Postby Magic1Jim » Jun 19th, '18, 14:00

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

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