Fans of reality shows thought they’d seen it all until this little girl walked out on stage in Series 11 of Britain’s Got Talent. She performed magic tricks that made it look like she can predict what will happen … and gave Judge Simon Cowell the willies!
Issy Simpson is an adorable girl who has a few tricks up her sleeves (pun intended). In 2017, Issy, then 8, appeared on stage carrying a cardboard box of wares with her, which she brought to the judges’ table.
Before Issy showed off her tricks, she told the judges she was “born to do magic.” “When I grow up, I would like to be Hermione Granger from Harry Potter,” she said. Then, with the score to Harry Potter playing in the background, nobody knew what to expect.
And as if by magic, your wish came true Issy Simpson 💫 #BGT
The little girl put down her little box next to Simon, and, just like a professional magician, she told them what she was about to do: “Today, I’m going to show you some of my two favorite things: magic and reading using my three favorite books.”
She named each book, showed everyone, and then handed one to each judge: Amanda Holden first, Alesha Dixon second, and then David Walliams. She asked them to verify that each page was different—each was.
That left Simon empty handed, so she asked him to move the box onto the floor … but for some reason, he couldn’t lift the box off the table. He, more than anyone else, was both amazed and confused. Even with David’s help, it wouldn’t budge. So she asked both of them to take their seats.
We caught up with 8-year-old Issy Simpson after her performance on last week's #BGT… but she wouldn't reveal any of her tricks of the trade!
Issy opened the box and lightened the load by removing a pack of cards and then easily lifted the box off the table. Simon needed a few seconds because he was “a bit scared,” and then she asked him to pick a card from the deck and remember it.
She said: “Now, Simon, you’re the boss. I want you to pick any book either Amanda’s, Alesha’s or David’s.” Simon picked Alesha’s.
Issy told Simon that Alesha’s book has 600 pages and to choose a number between 1 and 600. He picked 77.
Issy turned to Alesha and asked, “Alesha, could you turn your book to page 77 for me, please?” and to pick one word from the page.
Alesha chose “kettle.”
Issy gave them one last word before her chilling reveal: “Simon, you could’ve picked any book. And Alesha, you could’ve chosen any word but you chose “kettle.”
“See this blackboard? Before the show tonight, I wrote a word on the board. Watch.” She walked over and pulled away the veil, revealing the word: “kettle.”
Issy taking her final bows last Friday night at the end of her act!
Let’s not forget Simon’s card. After he confided that he had chosen the four of diamonds, she finished with a flourish by removing her coat, under which she had on a silk-screen T-shirt with Simon on it, and he was holding up the four of diamonds in his hand. Simon was utterly speechless!
Alesha praised Issy, saying “her confidence was incredible.” While Amanda said: “You’ve got a lot of grown up magicians to shame.”
Issy, the absolutely adorable female Harry Potter, went on to win the runner-up of Series 11 Britain’s Got Talent 2017!
Watch the video and be amazed: