|Age (at audition)||45|
The Magic of Dorian is a veteran magician and member of the famed Magic Castle. His versatility in the art of entertaining is extraordinary. Dorian's unique hip hop style in adding characterization to his magic includes rap and dance.
Highlights of Dorian's stage performances include but are not limited to fire-eating, instant costume changes, doves, smoke, lights, the levitating & vanishing boom box, floating woman, "Parasol Act" and self-levitation. Dorian has performed for or with, celebrities such as Robin Harris, Westside Connection, DJ Quick Prince, Theo (92.3FM), Toni Braxton, Tina marie, Ice-T, Sinbad (Vibe Show), Magic Johnson, Steve Harvey, Death Row Records, Katherine & Joe Jackson, Brian McKnight, Sheila E., Jamie Fox, D.L. Hugley, Joe Torry, Mike Tyson, Faith Evans, The Wayens, Babyface, The Beat, Lisa Rae, Nelly, and more celebrities.
The Magic of Dorian is a blend of magic, music and flash, taking the audience to the peeks of their imaginations, utilizing romance, hip-hop, and sometimes even comedy. 1
Dorian's audition in Episode 302 consisted of creating the illusion of playing cards spewing out of his mouth and a dove appearing from a guitar. Piers Morgan and David Hasselhoff both buzzed the act. Piers and at least one other judge voted "No", eliminating Dorian from the competition.
Hey folks,..just to set the record straight in defense of the so-called “worst magicians”. The edit for this segment of the show was done in a manner to make things appear different then what they were. The following is my interpretation of what went on behind closed curtains and you will find it coincides with previous accounts from other magicians. 1. Most of the magicians were comedy magicians who make quite a living at doing just that professionally. Becky Blainey has played over well at theMagic Castle with the same routine. AGT needed stuff that was "off beat" and extreme so they used that footage and purposely put it out of context. (the acts were also edited to appear as if they were in Chicagobut in fact it was Los Angeles)
2. Two of the acts I witnessed personally get standing ovations but AGT saw fit to edit negative responses instead. For example, I for one did not get “3 X’s” as portrayed. AGT needed something consistent with what they were trying to do. In other words, a story needed to be told, i.e. (no magicians could cut it except the Pendragons) It was nothing personal but it felt personal. I remember feeling violated somehow, lol. I got over it of course. By the way the Pendragons were incredible. I spoke to Jonathan backstage and he was very cordial.
3. For some strange reason every song or sound byte I submitted for my act was rejected, them saying that the material couldn’t be released, which I understand. But this went on continuously until the day before. If you’re like me I need rehearsal time when using new music. It was almost as if they wanted you to be not quite as ready as you could be, but I’m sure this was my imagination. Hmmmmmmm
4. The scene where you see me, my mom and Jerry Springer with our heads down was during a prayer before I went on stage, but the edit that NBC did made it look like we were disappointed after my performance.
5. The props for some of the acts was set on stage by stage hands working for AGT which would explain my “magic guitar stand” falling over accidentally (I would agree though I should have checked this prop prior) The dove flying off was a flop but it “flew the coup” after my act was done and believe it or not I was one the magicians who did get a standing ovation. AGT edited this part out of course. And that Ladies and Gentleman is the Magic of Television. Next time “Acts”, read the small print because once you sign that “disclaimer” your image and likeness there of, belongs to them. Ouch!