The Britain's Got Talent semi-finals have been brutal for the talent show's magical acts, with over half a dozen magicians, escapologists, and mentalists getting buzzed or voted off thus far.
Last night, early favorite Marc Spelmann was eliminated after his performance, an extended feat of mentalism with sappy underpinnings, tied up the judges but failed to impress the audience at home. One suspects Spelmann might be a little bit critical of the result.
Mr Uekusa's exposed all in another hilarious magical stripping act. Alas, threatened by his raw sexual magnetism, Amanda Holden gave the Asian sex god the buzzer. At least he managed to depart the stage in style, his dignity preserved by a tiny silk towel.
On the 30th, tribal magical troupe, Magus Utopia, was eliminated after an exciting performance that didn't resonate with the judges.
This leaves comic magician, Mandy Muden, as magic's last hope in the competition.