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Interview with Rocco Silano from Vh1’s CelebraCadabra

Posted on 05/22/2008 by RealityWanted in CelebraCadabra and Cast Interviews

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Rocco Silano Vh1 CelebraCadabra

Recently we had the opportunity to speak with Rocco Silano from Vh1’s CelebraCadabra. Rocco, a New Jersey native has been practicing magic since the age of 19. Rocco is a two-time winner of the coveted Manhattan Association of Cabarets Award, and has been nominated nine times as "Magician of the Year" by the Academy of Magical Arts (the governing body of the Magic Castle) in four different categories. Here is what he had to say:


Q. RealityWanted.com: Thanks Rocco for taking the time out of your day today. So how did you end up getting cast to be on the show?


A. Rocco Silano (CelebraCadabra): I was performing at a show and a producer had seen my act and contacted me.


Q. RealityWanted.com: What were your initial thoughts joining a show like this?


A. Rocco Silano (CelebraCadabra): I thought the whole experience was going to be fun, especially working with these celebrities.


Q. RealityWanted.com: So how did you get your start in magic?


A. Rocco Silano (CelebraCadabra): I was around 19 years old and was a huge Elvis Presley fan and read the Bible and was amazed how someone could walk on water so I started learning magic. I took private lessons with Slydini and made a career of it.


Q. RealityWanted.com: What were your thoughts about some of the duos?


A. Rocco Silano (CelebraCadabra): Some of the other duos bombed and so did some of the other magicians. Some of the magicians were weak and I think that is why they are no longer part of the show.


Q. RealityWanted.com: Do you think the judging is fair on the show?


A. Rocco Silano (CelebraCadabra): Yes, I think Hal is doing the right kind of magic. His ability and talent that he brings, is what it takes for a beginning magician.


Q. RealityWanted.com: How is the drama on the show?


A. Rocco Silano (CelebraCadabra): There is a lot of tension. 4-5 of the guys aren’t even talking now.


Q. RealityWanted.com: Are you surprised some of the duos are still on the show?


A. Rocco Silano (CelebraCadabra): Yeah actually Tommy, he blew the challenges and I am surprised that he didn’t leave.


Q. RealityWanted.com: Who do you look up to as a magician?


A. Rocco Silano (CelebraCadabra): David Blaine, I ran into him and told him “It was you that changed magic, you created a path for the rest of us”.


Q. RealityWanted.com: What’s your favorite kind of magic?


A. Rocco Silano (CelebraCadabra): The one the crowds really enjoy. Just a mixture of tricks and you end up blending it into a routine.


Q. RealityWanted.com: So what’s next for you?


A. Rocco Silano (CelebraCadabra): I have been offered to go to Columbia and India. I am currently in talks with other networks but still working and doing shows.


Q. RealityWanted.com: Where can fans get in touch with you?


A. Rocco Silano (CelebraCadabra): Show me some love on www.FamousVH1friends.com and also www.dlite.com

 



  

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