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Mind Guerrilla
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He got through the audition but I didn't see him perform in the second round. Does anyone know what happened?


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Nobody knows?

He's not on NBC's list of 47 finalists so, one way or the other, he's no longer in the competition. Did he drop out or was he eliminated?

Smoothini is still in, although they did not show him perform in the second round either.
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Met smoothini in a magic shop in vegas. he still wasn't sure what he was going to do for the second round. he was tickled that several magishes were angry because he did a salt vanish to make the audition. great lesson in that.
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On Jul 26, 2014, Mind Guerrilla wrote:
Nobody knows?

He's not on NBC's list of 47 finalists so, one way or the other, he's no longer in the competition. Did he drop out or was he eliminated?

Smoothini is still in, although they did not show him perform in the second round either.



Smoothini got passed straight through.
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Why have you posted a video of a magician performing on an amateur talent show in the mentalism forum?
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On Jul 27, 2014, Martin Pulman wrote:
Why have you posted a video of a magician performing on an amateur talent show in the mentalism forum?


Because he wants us to find out where he is with out psychic abilities, I guess. Smile
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Did I get it right what all this incredible tension was about?
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On Jul 27, 2014, Martin Pulman wrote:
Why have you posted a video of a magician performing on an amateur talent show in the mentalism forum?


Of course, mentalists aren't magicians Smile So I must have my reasons.

Roulette routines are certainly not foreign to mentalists, as anyone who watched NBC's PHENOMENON will attest. Smile The effect here is a creation of mentalist Francesco Tesei and has been performed by the likes of magici...er...mentalists Marc Spelmann and Keith Barry. The premise of this particular presentation is intuition. Rightly or wrongly I classify this as a mentalism effect. Apparently, others do not agree. C'est la vie.
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I know several mentalists and magicians who perform this. It's all in the presentation.
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Every time some fame hungry wannabe tries to shoehorn a "mentalism" routine into a 90 second slot on an amateur TV talent show, a little bit of the art dies.
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On Jul 28, 2014, Martin Pulman wrote:
Every time some fame hungry wannabe tries to shoehorn a "mentalism" routine into a 90 second slot on an amateur TV talent show, a little bit of the art dies.



Well said.
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Every time some fame hungry wannabe tries to shoehorn a "mentalism" routine into a 90 second slot on an amateur TV talent show, a little bit of the art dies.



I like that "shoehorn a "mentalism" routine"
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Every time some fame hungry wannabe tries to shoehorn a "mentalism" routine into a 90 second slot on an amateur TV talent show, a little bit of the art dies.


And... an equal and opposite amount is born. It's up to you to find it.
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Actually, it's neither fair nor accurate to call AGT an "amateur talent show," since a LOT of the contestants, and usually at least half of the finalists, are full time professionals who are using the show just to boost their visibility. In fact, some full time pros like Terry Fator have managed to parlay victories on AGT into lengthy and lucrative Las Vegas and television contracts.
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Every time some fame hungry wannabe tries to shoehorn a "mentalism" routine into a 90 second slot on an amateur TV talent show, a little bit of the art dies.

Exactly! Fame? Bah. No one here has any use for that, right? Smile

But, seriously, I thought Eric Dittelman acquitted himself quite well when he competed. And then there's this guy, who finished up doing to Simon Cowell what thousands of others have only dreamed of. Smile

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First time I've seen that clip, wouldn't we all like to do that to Simon Cowell, great stuff Colin.
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On Jul 28, 2014, Martin Pulman wrote:
Every time some fame hungry wannabe tries to shoehorn a "mentalism" routine into a 90 second slot on an amateur TV talent show, a little bit of the art dies.

Exactly! Fame? Bah. No one here has any use for that, right? Smile]


I don't consider the desire to be famous to be admirable in the slightest. On the contrary, I think it is the curse of our age.

Mentalism should not be crammed into a 90 second slot in between dancing dogs and amateur singers. I cannot believe anyone who truly loves the art form for itself, rather than for what it can gain them, could believe otherwise.
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What's wrong with being interested in what you gain from something? "What's in it for me" is a valid question.
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I agree. The mentalism act should be crammed between the ventriloquist and the plate spinner.
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