Friday 17 February 2012

Magic of the Orient

Part one.
1. Yuji Yasuda - projection
Awesome act featuring projected graphics combined with near perfect timing to produce a very clever and original act. I loved this!
Stu: 10 Geoff: 8 Matt: 10 Max: 10 Gordie: 8
2. Yoo Hyun Min -music
for me this was a little contrived, very similar effects all the way through, but nice.
Stu: 4 Geoff: 6 Matt: 4 Max: 3 Gordie: 5
3. Do Ki Moon - back to childhood
quite a nice piece of theatre, lots of effects producing paper windmills. more theatre than magic for me.
Stu: 6 Geoff: 6 Matt: 6 Max: 5 Gordie: 6
4. Kim Tae Won - manipulation standing ovation
oh my god! this fella was incredible. amazing manipulations including a torn and visibly restored card. also featured an incredible section where he produced different coloured fans of cards colour by colour, very impressive which warranted a well deserved standing ovation.
as for the compere, I was really enjoying him, till he started singing. oh well, you can't have it all :)
Stu: 9 Geoff: 10 Matt: 9 Max: 9 Gordie: 9
Part 2.
5. Lee Hun - cans & t-shirts
very orginal act, including appearing cans, costume changes, and t-shirts that changed colour. nice (he'd have got a better score if he hadn't of use Justin Beiber music).
Stu: 7 Geoff: 9 Matt: 7 Max: 7 Gordie: 7
6. Park Eung Kyoung - Carmen
first lady of the evening, enchanting and beautiful. fan manipulations, billiard balls. A nice end to the zombie diamond.
Stu: 6 Geoff: 8 Matt: 4 Max: 4 Gordie: 6
7. Ha Won Geon - manipulations with rewind
slow starting standard manipulation act, but got more interesting when he involved the rewind time function of his magic table.
Stu: 7 Geoff: 9 Matt: 8 Max: 8 Gordie: 7
8. Yu Ho Jin - quick change
when it was announced this guy was the godfather of their country's magic I was expecting more. the costume changes were good, but after seeing david & dania a few times I guess we've been spoilt.
Stu: 6 Geoff: 9 Matt: 6 Max: 6 Gordie: 8
-- Stu


  1. Sorry to tell you, but I think you have a lot of the names wrong. Judging from the descriptions of the acts:

    1 - sounds like Tae-won Kim
    3 - is Yoo Hyun Min
    4 - I think is Yu Ho Jin
    8 - is Yuji Yasuda

  2. And you have 5 and 7 mixed up too :(

  3. Hi Tim, it's copied directly out of the programme, I was hoping that was correct :)

  4. Here is the right order.
    1. Kim Tae Won
    2. Do Ki Mun
    3. Yoo Hyun Min
    4. Yoo Ho Jin
    5. Ha Won Geun
    6. Park Eung Kyoung
    7. Lee Hun
    8. Yuji Yasuda

  5. Who cares, was the best show of the three. The boy who did the manipulation of the cards blew everyone away. Invited him back the following night and he was still superb. The real highlight of the whole weekend.
    Does anyone know the name of the music he manipulated to. This was a real class act

  6. Who cares? I would assume the performs care that people remember their names.

  7. I care~~~ :) because I'm a Korean.

    And Thank you for the good reviews about this show. I really really wondered about this news because there were lots of my friends in this list. It was very helpful for me And It will be very helpful for my friends in this lists too.

    But the names are all mixed except a lady.

    Tim Ellis' reply is completely right order.

    Thank you very much!