Magicians Wanted – After Reality TV’s Latest Casualty

Magic wanted for reality TELEVISION show. I still regularly get emails of this kind. I wrote an article two years before about a current TELEVISION show which is why I don’t apply. magician Geneva

The Magicians (BBC1 1st January 2011)

Magic appears to be hot property at the instant. The new BBC series “The Magicians” going run for five episodes, “Fooled Us”, a new format staring Penn and Teller (Las Vegas superstars) on Channel 4 as well as a new special from Derren Brown (magic or psychology, you decide). 

So is this great for magic? It is absolutely hard to say; the looking at figures for “The Magicians” on Saturday night were nowhere near to the heady statistics which “Strictly… ” and the “X Factor” fascinated. Certainly this is to be expected and the numbers might not exactly have peaked yet, as many more people may be prompted to tune in next week. Are these claims really what magicians wanted when it comes to TV coverage?

Will people be coaxed into watching due to highly entertaining new format or because everyone likes to see a motor vehicle accident once in a while? For those of you who didn’t see this rather tired show, magicians were associated with celebrities to create a series of tricks. The audience eventually voted and the pair with the minimum votes was made to perform an extremely cut back on forfeit.

The idea that you can instantly create performances worthy of a prime time TV position is misguided. Employing superstars who have no interconnection with this type of live television set did not help. We did find a valiant effort from a newscaster capable of reading an auto “cue” at a moment’s notice but however did not have the skill established required for interaction with a live studio audience.

Just like many performers I have spent years trying to create a solid forty-minute cabaret. It is hard work; it takes a great deal of failure and sometimes the mountain that needs to be climbed feels like a molehill and other times like K2. Something that worked so well yesterday suddenly does not seem to be so vibrant. In short it takes many years to make a solid, workable, cabaret collection.

I found myself observing Barry and Stuart a pair of highly imaginative and amusing magicians who sell out shows in Edinburgh every summer are you wondering why they looked so poor and unfocused. Clearly the magic wanted to entertain however normal timing and finely-detailed was inevitably lost as a result of inclusion of a third person. Although it was charming to view their tries to include their celeb guest they were not able to gain a rapport in this short time.

It’s not that reality TV is dead, definately not it but reality TV feeds off the praise and mortification of those who think, rightly or wrongly, that they have what must be done. There was no edge towards the Magic. One of the key flaws of the show was your performances were nor excellent nor awful and either would have recently been preferable to the heated, slow paced, core street, presentations which there were to endure.

Even Lenny Henry, the host, looked like to have little of value to state. Due to the lack of any in built drama, essential in the X Aspect and the like, Lenny Henry seemed to be attempting to build the hype by continually dramatizing utter disbelief but it was hardly convincing or effective. This can rarely be what the magic wanted or conceived.

My spouse and i think we forget the reason that Matt Cardell could survive three month X Factor run to end up being the 2010 winner, was all the down to the ten years prior to his lucky break in regards to what occurred during the live shows.

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