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'AGT: All Stars': Illusionist Aidan McCan first appeared on TV at age 9 and has never looked back

A ready reckoner for McCan's TV performances, as he staged shows in Ireland, Britain and America
Aidan McCan in a candid holiday snap (Instagram/@aidanthemagcian)
Aidan McCan in a candid holiday snap (Instagram/@aidanthemagcian)

PASADENA, CALIFORNIA: Aidan McCann is an Irish magician who is set to return as a contestant on ‘AGT: All Stars.’ He first appeared on 'Ireland's Got Talent' at the age of 9, and is set to return to the spotlight. In 2020, he also competed in the 14th series of 'Britain's Got Talent,' where he placed 7th. McCann wowed audiences with his illusions so much that he earned himself an invitation to appear on 'The Ellen Show' after his time on the televised talent hunt. 

In partnership with talk show host Ellen, Aidan McCann has had the opportunity to perform for a number of high-profile individuals, including Colin Farrell, Emily Blunt, and the Jonas Brothers, through his segment 'Aidan's Magic Corner'. He has also performed a card trick for fellow Irish actress Saoirse Ronan, who won a Golden Globe for her role in the film 'Lady Bird'. Aidan began teaching himself magic at the young age of seven, using kits he received as gifts, and has now started teaching his mother Noella as well. During a trip to Las Vegas, he was thrilled to meet professional magician Shin Lim, who won the 2018 season of 'America's Got Talent'.


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What happened to Aidan McCann in ‘BGT’?

In 2019,  Aidan McCann appeared on 'Ireland's Got Talent,' a part of Simon Cowell's 'Got Talent' franchise and reached the semi-finals. He replicated his success on 'Britain's Got Talent,' performing a trick involving one of judge Alesha Dixon's rings. He placed the ring in a handkerchief and instructed her to hold onto it with the ring inside. "Alesha, you can still feel your ring, right?" Aidan asked the singer, which she confirmed. But with a wave of the handkerchief, the ring had disappeared, leaving Alesha and the other judges in shock. Aidan has stated that his ultimate goal is to win 'Britain's Got Talent,' as well as owning a monkey and an indoor swimming pool. But in the end he couldn’t win and was placed 7th on the show that year.


Where is Aidan McCann now?

After the Ellen show, the magician is all set to appear on ‘AGT: All Stars,' where, hopefully, he'll do better than his run in Britain. Since child stars are popular in the US, his precocious talent could win him more audience votes here — especially as he already has a solid fan base who connected with him through 'The Ellen Show'. 

Tune in to watch NBC's 'America's Got Talent: All Stars' on Monday, January 16 at 8 pm ET/PT.