Magic man’s show­stop­per

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COSENTINO steps off the dance floor to find a new part­ner in the jaw-drop­ping sea­son fi­nale of his three-part spe­cial The Magic, The Mys­tery, The Mad­ness on Wed­nes­day.

The grand il­lu­sion­ist and Danc­ing with the Stars 400 video ap­pli­ca­tions af­ter an­nounc­ing a new stunt that re­quired a vol­un­teer whom he had never met be­fore.

In this fi­nal episode of The Magic, The Mys­tery, The Mad­ness, Cosentino hyp­no­tises the win­ning ap­pli­cant in preparation for his most puz­zling stunt to date – lev­i­tat­ing a com­plete stranger who will float on noth­ing but thin air.

Equally con­found­ing is Cosentino’s plan to be locked in­side a wooden box at the base of a pub­lic con­crete skate­board­ing bowl. With no pos­si­ble trap­doors, or other es­cape op­tions, he will be sur­rounded by pub­lic by­standers as he at­tempts to free him­self with­out touch­ing any of the locks.

Cosentino’s off-stage ac­tion con­tin­ues as he ven­tures into pub­lic bars to chal­lenge doubters and skep­tics.

With his back turned and eyes closed, Cosentino at­tempts to mind-read the taste on the lips of vol­un­teers who sip dif­fer­ent flavoured drinks.

Re­veal­ing his softer side, Cosentino vis­its his for­mer high school and re­counts his child­hood strug­gle with il­lit­er­acy.

His teacher re­calls how this shy and in­tro­verted teenager trans­formed him­self into a con­fi­dent, spell­bind­ing per­former.

The Magic, The Mys­tery, The Mad­ness: Wed­nes­day, 7.30pm, Seven, Prime7.

Grand il­lu­sion­ist Cosentino

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