03 April 2024

Canada's Got Talent: Getting to know Mitchell Hrycan

Next in our series of short interviews with some of the magic acts listed in the March 5th Canada's Got Talent media release is Mitchell Hrycan!

You may already know that Mitchell:

We're delighted that Mitchell made time to answer our questions! 


Who inspires you that is not a magician?
Arnold Schwarzenegger and the album by the singer, RAYE, Live at the Royal Albert Hall (At the moment.)
What is your first memory of magic? 

My mom made a coin disappear by rubbing it against her elbow. I was around ten years old.  


Who from the magic community inspires you?

Derren Brown and the people he works with. Also, David Copperfield.

Was there anyone or anything instrumental to you becoming a magician?

Mr. Willard at Willard's House of Magic in Edmonton. It was a six hour drive from Saskatoon but he was an amazing guy to watch work. I only saw him a few times but he made a big impact. I bought Williamson's Wonders in his shop, on his recommendation. I also drove seven hours to see my first lecture. Jay Sankey ... it was an eye opener. A person who wrote a magic book, that came to life.

Mitchell Hrycan

📸 : CGT

Did you ever get discouraged and think about quitting magic?  
Yes, the constant hustle wears you down. After trying a few different things,  I realized that magic was where my talent was. It helps me work harder. This is it.

Do you have any tour or pre-show rituals you’d be willing to share with our readers?
Before I step on stage I say out loud to myself, "Focus, pause, inflection." And sometimes, "I love the audience, the audience loves me."

Why is now the right time for you to be a part of Canada's Got Talent?
I'm older, maybe wiser, but in the end, how many more opportunities like this will I get? Take a chance and hope that myself and my magic are received in a positive way.

Is there anything else you’d like to share with our readers?
Search out the real working pros. When you do magic for a living, it changes how you think. If a professional can't mentor you, just absorb what they say in stories or experiences. Hang out with them once in awhile. My generation grew up on books. There was no way to copy a performance on video because videos weren't out yet. We didn't have the internet. You had to quickly develop your own personality and style. Focus on just a few things to perfect at a time, then improve them every time you perform. Keep a notebook. You'll thank me later.




Thank you Mitchell, for making the time to answer our questions!  Break a leg on CGT!

Learn more about Mitchell (and Michael) at their website DoubleVisionMagic.com and follow them on Facebook.

Watch Canada's Got Talent Tuesdays on CityTV.





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