Darcy Oake, a 26 year old professional magician from Canada who specialises in sleight of hand and illusions makes quite a name for himself on tonight’s episode of Britain’s Got Talent.
The handsome hopeful takes to the stage after a whole string of awful magicians, just as the panel are about to give up on ever coming across a talented and engaging illusionist through the ITV show.
Darcy tells the panel how and why he became obsessed with magic as a young boy and explains:
“I have loved magic for forever. [When I was a child] I experienced that feeling of ‘how could you do that?’ and I wanted to do that to other people.”
“I am auditioning for BGT because it’s the biggest talent show in the world and I want to be performing on a global scale. I feel if it goes well it could change my life.”
Darcy performs a sleight of hand illusion with doves, a bird cage and a finale where a woman appears from nowhere. He leaves the audience, the judges and Ant and Dec speechless.
David Walliams raves about the act saying:
“I think you’re the best magician I’ve seen on the show. I have no idea how you did that, which is frustrating. It was fantastic. I loved it!”
Amanda Holden gushes:
“The most important thing about magic is making us believe that the impossible is possible and you just did that.”
Simon Cowell says:
“You are without question the best magician we’ve ever had on this show. You weren’t corny, you were very different and I think we have uncovered a star with you, I really do.”
Alesha Dixon may be a new mum but it seems she still appreciates a handsome face and she teases:
“That was fantastic and it helps that you look fantastic as well.”
Of course, unsurprisingly, Darcy got four yeses and a spot in the next round.
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