Darcy Oakes switched it up this week and made it through another round of Britain’s Got Talent with the performance running above… Any resentment over the fact he is Canadian seems to have been overwhelmed by the live reaction when he took off his shirt. He actually addressed these concerns in an interview with The Daily Mail, saying that he came to the show because it is the biggest talent show in the world and has spawned all others. For those wondering if that is true, here are a few facts. America’s Got Talent is from the same production company, but it actually aired before BGT. Last year AGT averaged more viewers over a longer run than its British sister show, but more viewers tuned in for the BGT finale. It also appears that both shows saw a drop in viewers for their finale from the previous season’s ratings.
On this side of the pond, of course, America’s Got Talent kicks off tonight on NBC at 8 Eastern/7 Central. Will this be the year for a magician to take it all?
People Magazine is reporting that sources tell them that David Blaine and Brittny Gastineau “made a connection” at the Kanye West/Kim Kardashian wedding.
Meanwhile, in India, DaijiWorld.com is reporting that The India Book Of Records has declared sisters Apoorva and Anjana Mali (aged 7 and 6) the country’s “youngest skilled magicians.” The daughters of magicians Rajesh Mali and Shubharaj, the girls have been on stage since they were toddlers.
Posted by Michael on May 9th, 2014
It is Friday afternoon again and time to welcome the weekend. Some of you are looking forward to a relaxing weekend away from work and others are looking forward to going to work with a weekend full of gigs. Either way, it is time to kick off the weekend. As you all know, we like to try to find cool videos to end the week and we already brought you a couple today so now we are trying something a little different with an episode of the old Ellery Queen radio show which featuring vaudeville magicians.
Ellery Queen was the main character and supposed author of a series of mysteries (actually co-written by Frederic Dannay and Manfred Bennington Lee). Mystery writer Queen would help his father, a police detective, solve particularly baffling cases of murder and mayhem. The Adventures of Ellery Queen ran on radio for about a decade starting in 1939. The show is different from the many other detective shows because it actually stopped the story to give a panel of celebrities the chance to solve the mystery.