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Darcy Oake on Britain’s Got Talent


The magical ascension of Darcy Oake's career just keeps rising higher.

The Winnipeg-born magician has moved on to the semi-final rounds of Britain's Got Talent following a performance in which he made multiple birds appear out of thin air.

Oake, the 26-year-old son of veteran CBC Sports broadcaster Scott Oake, will now attempt to advance to the Britain's Got Talent finals with his next appearance on the show scheduled for Monday night.

During a recent interview with The Globe and Mail, Oake said his magic career was sparked in childhood when his father asked him to pick a card, any card.

"He put it back in, shuffled the deck, then picked my card," said Oake. "As a kid, that was just amazing to me."

Oake began his career as a magician on cruise ships before deciding to take his act to a higher level by auditioning for Britain's Got Talent.

"If it goes well, it can change the game," Oake said in April about his decision to compete in the London-based talent competition.

Oake's breakout moment occurred during his audition when he made six doves appear out of thin air.

"You are without question the best magician we've ever had on the show," said BGT judge Simon Cowell. "I think that we've uncovered a star in you. I really do."

The YouTube clip of Oake's bird trick has since received more than 24-million views.

In each of his Britain's Got Talent appearances to date, Oake has performed in casual leather jacket and jeans, and with the now requisite several days of unshaven stubble.

"I always want it to be something I'd want to watch," he told the Globe. "Not some guy in a top hat and tuxedo."

And should Oake go all the way on Britain's Got Talent, it's unlikely that he'll follow the suit of David Copperfield and other famous prestidigitators by headlining his own Las Vegas casino show.

"Most people would say they hope for a show in Vegas, but I'm not sure," said Oake. "It's hard to say what this leads to – but just to be able to do this as my job, I'm so grateful for that."


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