Issy Simpson may be young, but she could already give seasoned entertainers a run for their money on the legendary Vegas Strip. The 8-year-old girl is, after all, from Blackpool, which judge Alesha Dixon described as “the UK version of Las Vegas” – so the budding magician would feel right at home with her own Vegas show.
In an episode of Britain’s Got Talent that aired last month, Issy rolled Houdini, Tabitha and Hermione Granger into one with a stunning performance that left all of the judges slack jawed while the audience clapped and cheered.
“I think I was born to do magic,” Issy said before her performance. “I like making everyone gasp and go, ‘Wow.’ When I grow up, I would like to be Hermione Granger from Harry Potter.”
“The judge I want to impress most is Simon because he’s the boss. If I get through I’d be pretty excited, one of the best days ever.”
And did she ever.
How does a little girl simply swoop an empty cardboard box off a tabletop when two grown men can’t budge it an inch?
How could she be so confident about knowing which random word Alesha would select from a random page in a book that she’d write the word in advance on a chalk board?
And how could she have possibly known the precise card Simon would pick out of a deck – known with such certainty that she actually wore a t-shirt emblazoned with an image of him holding that exact card?
That’s not for us mere mortals to know. But it made for some great entertainment!
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