Tuesday, 27 May 2014

To The Final!

This may seem like a bit of a pre-emptive title, but this article is less about hockey than it is about a human interest story. I had written about the incredible magic that Darcy Oake has been performing on Britain's Got Talent. Darcy is the son of Hockey Night In Canada reporter Scott Oake, a Winnipegger, and one heckuva magician. He advanced to the semi-final of Britain's Got Talent with a show of magic not seen around these parts, or Britain for that matter, that wowed even the most harsh of critics in Simon Cowell. Oake returned to the stage on Monday night with a berth to the final on the line!

Literally, the magic he's performing is incredible. The reactions from the judges and crowd are entirely the reason why he's advancing. Again, when Simon Cowell says, "You are without question the best magician we've ever had on the show. I think that we’ve uncovered a star in you. I really do", you know you have talent on your hands. So in saying that, here's Darcy's semi-final magic trick, and it's a doozy!

Mind... BLOWN!

Darcy Oake is incredibly talented. If he doesn't win, something will have had to have gone terribly wrong during his performance. Both of his performances should warrant whatever prize is being awarded, and, had this been America's Got Talent, I'm pretty sure he'd already have his own show in Las Vegas. I usually look for how the trick was done, and I honestly have to say that Darcy Oake's magic is pretty flawless. My vote goes to him.

If you want to learn a little more about Darcy Oake, you can visit his website here. He's got some incredible video on there as well. Needless to say, Winnipeg's got talent in Darcy Oake, and Darcy Oake is incredibly talented.

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

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