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mrmagic0
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So the first episode of AGT was on this week. Shin Lim was on. He performed flawlessly some pretty cool card effects. Simon started saying he did not like card tricks but was won over. Shin is advancing. No surprise there. The other act worth mentioning was a young girl who looked like she was from a horror show. She never spoke a word but proceeded to have a picture card selected only to reveal the same person was on the previous shown newspaper. It fooled them. I noticed she had a "haunted box" on the table and I wondered why she did not use it until I thought her routine through and then it made sense. She also advanced.

There were a couple other dud magicians that made it nowhere.

Ron
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That would be the Sacred Rianna.
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On May 31, 2018, WitchDocChris wrote:
That would be the Sacred Rianna.


Apparently also spelled with one "n"! Hadn't heard of her before, but enjoyed her act, even though I don't particularly care for the bizarre category. Lynn
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I never heard of her but thought I should look her up. Apparently, she won "Asia's Got Talent" last year. I guess these shows aren't quite as nationalistic as one might think. I've never actually seen a full episode of any of them, so I don't know how the game works.

I saw two of her performances. They were similar in that the kicker involves a photo. She's very interesting and has really committed to her character. I'm not sure where she can take this, though. The routines work well on their own, but it doesn't seem like she could do a full show like that. The audience will likely tire of it after 15 minutes or so. But if Vaudeville ever comes back, she'll be a big hit!
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Where have you guys been hiding out. She was a huge hit all across the magic community with her TV spots in Asia. Interested to see how the US takes to her. Not sure what market she has outside of commicons and horrorcons. Very wonderful theater, though!
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I am pretty sure she talked, at least through some kind of voice enhancer. She was definitely not a completely "silent" act.
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She actually WON Asia's Got Talent last year. How in the world does anyone think these shows are on the up and up? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_etsAX53Ys
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Loved watching Shin Lim's performance. It was the best magic audition on AGT in my opinion. Still no idea how he does any of it lol.
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I thought Rianna Is Excellent !! AGT Is not ready for this what a Pro!
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I agree Shim Is outstanding !
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Shim has been great and can go far. Rianna, maybe magicians liked her but not for the general public. Once it got to the public's voting this was well demonstrated. If magicians could take a step back and look from the outside in you may see there wasn't much appeal to the mass American public with such a specialized character and style of magic.
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