Thursday, October 28, 2010

Project 365 (299/365): Magicians On AGT We'd Rather Sweep Under The Rug

.:299/365: Magicians On AGT We’d Rather Sweep Under The Rug:.

If Kevin James made me proud to be a magician, these next few guys actually do, too. No, really.

You see, except for one particular act in that video that was just flat-out terrible, these magicians are all actually good to excellent performers, except they didn’t quite know that the playing field is massively against their favour in a short attention span program like America’s Got Talent. If you haven’t got something absolutely unbelievable going on with your magic act in the first ten seconds, then you’re probably not going to make the cut by sheer virtue of the wham-bam, thank you, ma’am nature of television.

Quite sadly, these talent shows won’t ever really catapult a magician to stardom. Unlike singers and dancers, magicians really are a seasonal thing, and savvy as the organizers of these competitions are, they won’t throw in their marketing machine on what could only be a fleeting success. At best, the lifespan of a fully marketed magician in this country would be five years at best, and even if they have continued success such as Erik Mana, you can rest assured that they won’t achieve the same mainstream appeal that a Sarah Geronimo would. It is what it is.

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