One of my favorite performances last night came from 16-year-old Collins Key. I was completely fascinated watching this young magician work, not to mention scratching my head going, “How the heck did he do that?”
While I’ve always enjoyed watching someone do a card trick in front of me, it’s always been hit and miss with me where bigger magicians are concerned. For example, I love watching David Copperfield at work. His charisma and charm has me waiting to see what he will do next. David Blaine? Not so much. He’s more of an endurance artist than a magician, and he really has no pizazz to what he does.
Then there are the magicians like Penn & Teller. I find their routine absolutely funny. But many of the things that Penn says and does outside of magic are really a turnoff and make it difficult for me to want to sit through and watch the duo work.
The idea of a 16-year-old magician intrigued me from the get go.
Dressed in a shirt, a purple hoodie, and a black leather jacket, Collins Key has charisma and charm to spare. He also seems very down to earth.
But even more than that, Collins has talent. I was completed hooked into the trick and have now watched it at least two dozen times. The best magic is the one that makes the viewer perplexed, fascinated, and wanting more all at the same time. Collins achieved that.
It is clear from the audition that Collins love magic and has wanted this for a very, very long time. And I am rooting for him. Can’t wait to see what he does for us in Vegas.
What did you think of Collins Key? Does he have what it takes to be a great magician? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.