“And now, it’s time to witness a miracle.”
With those words, Liu Qian aka Lu Chen ends his performance like he always does. Liu Qian, China’s favorite magician, was one of the two performers (the other one being Xiao Shenyang) that made their big break during this year’s CCTV New Year Gala. With his popularity came the rise of magic shows all across China.
The first of those is Hunan TV’s jin pai mo shu tuan/Golden Magic Troupe. The show, hosted by Wang Han, invites amateur magicians to come and compete for a chance to apprentice one of the four judges – Liu Qian and three magicians from Hong Kong, Japan and Mexico. Think Super Girls/Boys for magicians.
Allen Su sings and composes the theme song, It’s the Magic. Download the MP3 here.
Liu Qian with Top Combine and Li Na:
Anhui TV also aired its own magic show, Star Magic. As the name implies, the show will feature stars learning magic. The show is aired this Friday Jolin Tsai. Wang Yuexin, Mingdao and Jade Liu are also signed up for the show.