A magician finally managed to impress Simon Cowell on Britain’s Got Talent this weekend.
Talented street star James More had originally appeared on ITV series Penn and Teller: Fool Us last year, which saw magicians try to wow US stars Penn & Teller in order to win a trip to Las Vegas and a spot on their Stateside stage show.
James’ mastery, which combines magic with music and dance, didn’t quite manage to fool Penn and Teller, but Penn commented: “As good as the audience thinks it was, it was a little better than that.”
High praise indeed, but James went one better this weekend after he managed to get Simon Cowell to say something good about a magician on Britain’s Got Talent.
The music mogul has never been keen on such acts, and David Walliams quipped sarcastically as James prepared his audition: “You’re going to do magic? Simon LOVES magic!”
We’ll have to wait until the show airs to see just what tricks James pulled to get a yes from Simon, and if he managed to win over the other judges!
Meanwhile, it seemed that the BGT boss was in a good mood as the final auditions were filmed in Birmingham yesterday.
As talented variety acts flooded the stage, Simon gushed to one performer: “One of THE best acts I’ve seen through all of the auditions in terms of originality.”
BGT will kick off next month on ITV.
Browse pictures of the Britain’s Got Talent judges arriving in Birmingham yesterday…