Belfast Telegraph

Magician leaves BGT judges dumbfounded

Britain’s Got Talent magician Jamie Raven went straight through to the live finals on Wednesday night.

The talented illusionist was the final performance of an action packed evening when he asked each of the judges to choose a card that had an object written on it by a member of the audience.

David Walliams was the first of the panel to reveal his word, Goldfish, leading Jamie to produce two of the little fishes in a glass of water. Next he turned fire into ice for Alesha Dixon when she revealed her word to be ice cube, before having his own shoe in his hand ready for Simon Cowell’s object, which was indeed a piece of footwear.

But the big moment came from Amanda Holden’s card, which had helicopter written on it. After spray painting a big question mark onto a sheet of fabric, which was then held up by two stagehands, Jamie got them to drop it after a few seconds to reveal a real helicopter on stage, complete with pilot.

His act left the audience and the judges dumbfounded for a few seconds before everyone broke out into applause, and his shock paid off as he was voted straight through to the final by the public in the results show.

The second spot was a choice between light dance act U.D.I. and dance crew IMD Legion.

"Both incredible acts, I think I’m going to with these guys. IMD Legion,” said David, who was first to choose, while Alesha also picked the dancers. “I do genuinely equally love both acts. This is the hardest decision yet. I’m going to go with IMD Legion,” she added.

However Amanda went for U.D.I and Simon, unable to choose, also picked them to leave it up to the public to decide.

Hosts Ant and Dec then announced that Siberian act U.D.I. had received the most votes and that they had made it to the final on Sunday.

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