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The Orange Magician
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Age (at audition) 30
Sex Male
Act Comic Magician
Seasons 14
Position Reached Judge Cuts

The Orange Magician was a comic magic act from Season 14 of America's Got Talent. He was eliminated in the Judge Cuts.

Background

The Orange Magician's real name is Jimmy Delp.

His great passion for magic began at the age of 13 in Marseille when he saw that magicians such as Sylvain Mirouf and Dany Lary were always surrounded by attractive dancers. He began his first magic tricks at primary school and quickly discovered his performing talent. The playground turned into The Olympia and class time into cabaret numbers, even the teachers joined in.

One Christmas he received a funny monkey he called Shouky, almost the same monkey as Jeff Panacloc. Yes, it was a puppet, which quickly came to life thanks to the talent for ventriloquism that Jimmy Delp perfected by watching, among others, Marc Metral, his idol, at the biggest cabaret in the world. An idol that in 2016 he discovered face to face with him in the show C’est mon choix (presented by Evelyne Thomas) where they were both guests.

He performed his first magic show and ventriloquism at 16 years old for the Christmas tree of a works council, and it was a great success! A love for the stage was born!

Jimmy had such energy on stage that he was quickly noticed by a dozen events agencies that got him to tour throughout France. He travelled and developed his eccentric personality in transportation to travellers. These meetings gave true meaning to his craft and allowed him to powerfully enhance his shows. He loved to act so he decided to create characters who help him unmask himself!

Upstream he did 4 years of studies in commerce and then trained at the conservatory of dramatic art of Marseille and Actor Studio in Paris (75001).

He then became a presenter and columnist for local channels such as ATV1 (on Marseille) and Grand Lille TV (Northern France)
His talent as an actor also earned him a few acting roles for short films and in cinema movies (The veil burned, Kamikaze, August 15, Excess). He loved it all so much that Jimmy was forced to review his whole lifestyle. And since he wanted all of his crazy passions to be done seriously, he invested in a tape recorder in order to record in detail every idea that came to him. In 2012 he had the ingenious idea of ​​going to a place where he could perfect all his talents: “ventriloquist, presenter, actor, magician, comedian”, and decided to become a performer at Club Med. Delighted, he honed his craft and can do it all today with love and perfection!
With all these cards in his hands he decided to create a great magic show “The Orange Magician”, a mix of grand illusion, comic magic and a ventriloquism sketch. This show became the star attraction of Parc Saint Paul for 4 shows a day for a whole season, and was a huge success at the Avignon festival in 2014.
“Life is a never ending game,” he says. He always needs to develop his art to the maximum. He continues day and night with the help of his costumer, his manufacturer and his director to design ever more visual numbers. “In this business you have to know how to put yourself in the shoes of a scientist if you want to succeed in doing spectacles, it’s a permanent laboratory!” We do not create light, we create the sparks that flow from it!”

Thanks to its original sketches where his entire craft is gathered together, it won several important awards and is regularly seen internationally on television, with major brands and at festivals. [1]

Audition

The Orange Magician's audition was not televised but was uploaded by a YouTube user. His audition consisted of creating the illusion of his body being cut with a suitcase and performing quick change.  According to his Facebook page, Howie Mandel, Gabrielle Union, Julianne Hough, and Simon Cowell all voted "Yes," sending him to the Judge Cuts. [2]

Judge Cuts

The Orange Magician's Judge Cuts performance in Episode 1407 consisted of performing quick-change. The Orange Magician's performance was not strong enough for the judges to advance to the Quarterfinals eliminating him from the competition along with Andy Rowell and Jecko.

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