America’s got talent creepy guy

  • The second episode of America’s Got Talent season 14 aired last night, and magician Nicholas Wallace was one of the contestants.
  • Nicholas performed a creepy trick that involved a rocking chair, a doll, and judge Gabrielle Union.
  • One fan now thinks they figured out exactly how Nicholas was able to do it.

On last night’s episode of American’s Got Talent, magician Nicholas Wallace performed a spooky rocking chair trick that had Gabrielle Union mimicking the moves of a doll.

To start his act, the he brought an old rocking chair on stage and explained how the piece of furniture was linked to several deaths. He then invited Gabrielle to sit in it while blindfolded. The freaky part? Whenever he lifted the doll’s arm, Gabrielle raised hers as well.

Those watching at home deemed the whole thing to be extremely creepy, with some even demanding that AGT burn the chair and doll, ASAP. “Oooo @itsgabrielleu girl you better than me!!! Cause that doll thing was creepy af!!!,” one fan tweeted.

But amid all the freak out, one unfazed AGT viewer says they’ve totally figured out how Nicholas did it.

@itsgabrielleu #AGT i’m saying there was something in that cushion that he made a point to pull upwards to touch your shoulders and had a remote on the doll to poke something into ur back from the cushion!!! where exactly on u did u feel the pokes?

— Amy Parent (@ammibrupar) June 5, 2019

“There was something in that cushion that he made a point to pull upwards to touch your shoulders and had a remote on the doll to poke something into ur back from the cushion!!! where exactly on u did u feel the pokes?” the clever fan tweeted at Gabrielle (she hasn’t responded to the tweet).

We’ll never know for sure, but this fan isn’t wrong about Nicholas moving the cushion up as Gabrielle sat down (you can see it in the screen grab below).


After his act aired on Tuesday night, Gabrielle herself hopped on Twitter to tell fans that she still has “nightmares about that psycho doll.”

This is randomly creepy and weird and I have no idea how he did it. And I have nightmares about that psycho doll @nickwallacelive #agt

— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) June 5, 2019

Regardless of how he did it, Nicholas scared the judges enough to advance to the next round.

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America’s Got Talent: The Champions premieres it’s second season this Monday night! And, we have an exclusive look at some of the acts competing in the promo below! So, watch and see who’s appearing!

Firstly, Voices of Service, a four-piece vocal group of US Military Veterans are shown. They previously finished in fifth place in season 14. Then, it’s extreme crossbow performer Ben Blaque, followed by comedian Ryan Niemiller. Britain’s Got Talent legends Paddy and Nicko are the first foreign act in the promo. Additionally, the salsa-dancing pair were finalists on BGT: Champions.

Mentalist Oz Pearlman stakes his claim, followed by escape artist Spencer Horsman. We finish up with a quick view of trapeze act Duo Transcend, hip-hop violinist and Talent Recap friend Brian King Joseph, and Broadway singer Luke Islam.

Paddy and Nicko’s Golden Buzzer audition during Britain’s Got Talent: Champions!


All Acts on AGT: Champions!

As amazing as these nine acts are, they are just the tip of the iceberg for the level of talent on Champions this season! Forty acts will take part, from Got Talent Franchises across the globe!

Some of the returning faces include popular Indian dance group V. Unbeatable, dance group and Britain’s Got Talent finalists Boogie Storm, and AGT Winner Michael Grimm! Check out the full list of contestants here!


New Judges for AGT: Champions

After only one season on the panel, new judges Julianne Hough and Gabrielle Union were both controversially let go from the show. And, in a video from AGT Winner Shin Lim, this season’s panel was announced.

First, the three guys on the show,: Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel and host Terry Crews were confirmed to be returning. Then, Lim dropped a bombshell, telling us former judge Heidi Klum and Britain’s Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon would be rounding out the panel! Check out the full video here!

Are you as excited for America’s Got Talent: Champions Season Two as we are? Let us know in the comments! Also, make sure to tune into the premiere of AGT: Champions this Monday at 8 PM EST!

Have you ever wished that the secrets to your favorite magic tricks could be revealed? It shouldn’t really be a spoiler to tell you that America’s Got Talent illusionists like Shin Lim and Collins Key aren’t actual wizards. They’ve trained and practiced to perfect their art, and sometimes they’re nice enough to reveal how they do it.

Several Got Talent magicians have appeared in online videos sharing tutorials and tips for viewers who want to wow their friends and family. Of course, these videos don’t explain all their secrets, but they can give you a better idea of how they trick their audience — and a greater appreciation for their talent. Check out some of our favorite examples below.

1. Shin Lim

Last year’s America’s Got Talent winner has a YouTube channel where he shares updates about his career and offers resources for aspiring magicians. As he shared in one video, he prefers to offer “performance tips” and teach viewers “how to apply what you already know into your daily routines.” He frequently welcomes fellow magicians to help him out — including Alex Pandrea, who goes over the “diagonal palm shift.”

2. Collins Key

This young magician placed fifth in Season 8 of AGT, and currently has 16 million YouTube followers. In addition to his usual DIY videos, he has also shared a couple of fun magic tutorials. In one video, he shares a basic back-to-school magic trick in which he puts a torn-up piece of paper back together. He also adds an extra bit of unexplained magic at the end to prove what a pro he really is.

3. Jon Dorenbos

The football-player-turned-magician, who finished in third place during AGT Season 11, appeared in a “Talent University” video for the show last year. In it, he teaches a simple card trick that involves the classic “pick a card” technique, with a step-by-step for how to find it in the deck.

4. Mat Franco

The AGT Season 9 winner also appears in a “Talent University” video in which he teaches viewers how to bend a spoon, and how to find two cards in a deck. You’ll just have to use your imagination to figure out how he sticks that plastic straw up his nose.

5. Colin Cloud

This mentalist, who has been called a “real-life Sherlock Holmes,” competed on Season 12 of America’s Got Talent. Although he doesn’t reveal how he got Mel B to stab Simon Cowell on stage, he does appear in a YouTube video sharing some creative techniques for memorizing things. It could help you impress your friends — or just pass that big test at school.

6. Cosentino

The Australia’s Got Talent runner-up, who will also appear on America’s Got Talent: The Champions, stars in a video teaching you how to make a coffee cup levitate. He says he started performing the trick himself when he was 13 years old. It may not be as extreme as his escape acts, but it’s still pretty fun.

7. Darcy Oake

This former Britain’s Got Talent contestant was cool enough to teach Canadian radio host Tom Power how to do a basic card trick that hardly requires any sleight of hand. As Oake points out at the end, just make sure your friends and family don’t see the video before you wow them with your skills.

8. Oz Pearlman

Before he appeared on Season 10 of America’s Got Talent, Pearlman appeared in a YouTube video explaining how to do the “Mystery Card” trick. You’ll need some basic craft supplies (scissors, construction paper, tape) on hand if you want to try it at home.

9. Murray

The Season 5 AGT semifinalist has over a million subscribers to his YouTube channel, where he frequently shows off magic “pranks.” Although he encourages viewers not to try those at home, he does share how to do other tricks that are less likely to get you arrested. They include “healing” an apple, making crayons disappear, and levitating a ruler.

“I want to show America that even the smallest things contain the world of magic, because I really believe that there’s magic everywhere,” proclaimed Eric Chien just before his live appearance on “America’s Got Talent.” The American magician, born in Taiwan, asked judge Julianne Hough to help him out with his trick during Tuesday’s Quarterfinals 3 episode, in which he repeatedly transformed M&M’s into Rubik’s Cubes. Do you think Eric will advance to the Semifinals, or were you “bored” like Simon Cowell was? Watch the “AGT” performance video above, read the judges’ comments below and then make your predictions before Wednesday’s results show.

Howie Mandel: “That was crazy. And it’s amazing — your magic melts in your hands, not in your mouth. That was truly unique. You rose to the occasion. I think you even upped it from your last one. You know, Dom, the other magician, had a great, spectacular, big show. This was very small but close-up. You’re each in your own lane. I think there’s room for two of you. There’s only room for seven going on. America’s gotta vote. You deserve it, young man.”

Gabrielle Union: “I mean, from the words of your competition, you are literally one of the best magicians in the world and you did not disappoint, Eric Chien, on this stage. You raised the level of this entire competition and you put everybody on notice. Again.”

Simon Cowell: “Well, you know what? Going into tonight if I had to put my money on comparing magician to magician who was gonna be the best, Eric or Dom, I would have said Eric. But on the night, I think Dom actually was better than you were on the night, I generally do. Because this to me — I’m getting a little bit bored of the close-up magic. And as much as I think you have an amazing technical talent, that didn’t wow me I’m afraid, sorry.”

Julianne Hough: “Did I look bored? I was gasping because I was right there and it was — I mean, I was eating the chocolate. Like, there’s no way. I don’t know how you did that. That was unbelievable. You said to me right before you started, ‘I’m a little nervous.’ You have nothing to be nervous about.”

In his “AGT” live blog, our recapper John Benutty had this to say about the performance: “We jumped right in to Eric Chien‘s audition next, a close up magic show using Julianne as an on stage assistant. In tonight’s act he turns candy into Rubik’s Cubes and then quickly changed them from scrambled to solved with just a few shakes of a jar or his hand. There was a couple small flubs in his routine, but overall he managed to pull it together long enough to impress Howie, but Simon considered it a bit boring and certainly not as good as Dom’s earlier magic show.”

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The sword swallower who was hit with a flaming arrow on “America’s Got Talent” wasn’t the first performer to suffer an injury on the variety competition series.

While the show’s judges and viewers were stunned when Ryan Stock’s fiancee AmberLynn Walke accidently hit him with a crossbow during Tuesday’s episode, the performer is merely latest person to suffer a “Got Talent” injury.

A look back at other mishaps on the series:


After advancing in the second season in 2007 with an acrobatic dancing routine, Ivan’s next stunt got off to a bad start. He dove head-first into a pile of metal folding chairs and spent a few motionless minutes on the floor.

“America’s Got Talent” host Jerry Springer said the acrobatic break-dancer received medical attention and would be fine, although he wasn’t able to continue on in the competition.


Simon Cowell and the judges from “Britain’s Got Talent” cut short the 2007 knife-throwing act of Brian “Little Firewater” Webber when a few of his blades didn’t land and one grazed the noggin of his daughter, Melanie “White Dove” Webber.

Melanie dismissed the criticism and told the panel she never felt in danger. Cowell didn’t agree. He told her, “Why are you arguing with me when I just saved your life?”


During the sixth season of “America’s Got Talent” in 2011, utility worker Primitivo Montoya fell off the stage during a goofy dance routine while attempting a somersault.

Montoya quickly sprang back up. However, judges Piers Morgan, Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel axed him from the show. He returned later that season and fell off the stage again — this time intentionally onto a mattress.


A magician on the third season semi-finals of “Vietnam’s Got Talent” in 2015 mistakenly gulped acid and was sent to the hospital instead of the finale.

Phat was supposed to single out the odorless substance among four identical shots of water. Instead, he drank it and left the stage after his performance. He suffered burns to his lips and tongue.

Audition Mind-Reading Trick

Colin Cloud


Colin Cloud performed this trick on his audition on the TV show America’s got talent. He first says that what he will do will be the closest to the real-life Sherlock Holmes. Let’s see!

To demonstrate his Sherlock Holmes abilities, he first picks a couple sitting in the front row, and correctly guesses their professions (the woman is a teacher, the man is a police officer). Very impressive!

Next, Colin asks Tyra to come on stage and sit on a box that is positioned in the middle of the stage. He hands her a prediction, which will only be revealed at the end of the trick.

Cloud then explains that his background in forensic science makes him exceptionally good at recognizing if somebody is lying or telling the truth. To prove this, he gives Howie a coin and asks him to secretly put it in one of his hands. Then, Colin asks him “is the coin in this hand” for each hand, and Howie has to say “yes” both times. With his Sherlock Holmes skills, Colin figures out when Howie wasn’t telling the truth, which tells him in which hand the coin is. Amazing!

Next, Colin repeats the same thing with the other three judges, but with an interesting twist. He asks the audience to pick a color, an animal, and a name. Basing his predictions on the choices of the audience (white, cat and Oscar), combined with his body-language reading, he correctly predicts every single one!

As if this wasn’t enough, Cloud then returns to Tyra to check his prediction. Inside the box she was sitting on the whole time is a white cat, whose name is Oscar!

Don’t believe it? Want to know how does he do it? See the performance yourself, then read the explanation below.


How did he do it? Is he real or fake? Does he actually have Sherlock Holmes skills? We will explain everything. First, let’s break the trick down and explain each separate part.

Guessing the professions

At the beginning of the trick, Colin correctly guesses the professions of two people sitting in the front row. How is he able to do that? There are two possibilities: either he somehow got the personal information of the audience (most likely), or those people were stooges, planted here by Colin himself.

Guessing which hand the coin is in

How does he know which hand the coin is in? This is actually quite simple and involves no special body-language reading abilities whatsoever. All Colin needs is a metal detector, which is probably concealed somewhere under his sleeve. As he reaches forward with his arm, the metal detector tells him where the coin is.

How did he predict that the audience will pick ‘white’, ‘cat’, and ‘Oscar’?

He didn’t. Notice he didn’t ask one random person from the audience to pick the color, the animal and the name. Rather, they all shouted, and Colin himself ‘selected’ the responses he wanted.

For example, let’s look at how the color white was selected. Colin first asks Mel B to hide the coin in one hand, and then stretch her hands forward. His metal detector tells Colin which hand the coin is in (in this case, it is Mel B’s left hand). He then asks the audience to shout the color they selected. Naturally, the crowd shouts all different colors and Colin is free to pick whichever he wants. He just makes sure one of them is white.

So, he picks white and blue. He already knows the coin is in Mel B’s left hand. Now all he has o say is: if the coin is in the left hand (which he knows is true), think of white. That’s the whole secret!

Exclusive: ‘America’s Got Talent’ mentalist Oz Pearlman reveals all

The morning after millions of people watched him perform magic on live TV at Radio City Music Hall, mentalist and marathoner Oz Pearlman is wearing running clothes, but is too busy to go outside.

“I can’t even tell you what today’s going to be like,” a bleary-eyed Pearlman told From The Grapevine. (He didn’t get home until 2 a.m. last night from an after-party.) The 33-year-old Israeli-born Pearlman is sifting through hundreds of emails from fans, as well as those from agents and managers who are hoping to get into the Wizard of Oz business. “It’s a big day.”

A fan favorite for his jaw-dropping performances, Pearlman came in third place last night as the results were announced on the finale of the 10th season of “America’s Got Talent” on NBC.

“I had no doubt that Paul was going to win the whole thing,” he says of Paul Zerdin, the British ventriloquist who took home the top prize. “When I was standing on stage, there was zero surprise. I think he deserved to win. I felt nothing but true happiness for him.”

Fans who tuned into the finale got to see Pearlman perform one last trick. He asked judge Heidi Klum to simply think of any card from an imaginary deck and – voila! – he literally pulled that card out of thin air. “It was the best card trick I could do in one minute,” Pearlman explains, “and it’s without cards!” You can watch the illusion below:

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Oz Pearlman, who has been shocking TV audiences with incredible feats of mental telepathy since appearing on America’s Got Talent last season, agreed to hit the streets of New York with IE.

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When he asked a stranger to pick a big word out of a magazine, she chose “possibilities” — and he guessed correctly.

When asked how he did it, he simply responded: “I can tell you but then I’d be out of a job.”

So what’s his secret?

Hollywood mentalist Mark Edward and IE’s Lisa Guerrero analyzed a clip from America’s Got Talent, in which Pearlman asked the judges to predict how many gumballs were in a jar.

Judge Mel B. guessed 325. Pearlman then opened an envelope containing a piece of paper with the actual answer, which was 327.

He then played a pre-recorded message, in which he correctly guessed that Mel. B would be just two gumballs away from the answer. The audience gasped in shock.

How did he do it? IE’s Lisa Guerrero noticed that after Mel B. held up her answer, Pearlman appeared to hide behind Nick Cannon while writing on the envelope. Inside, Guerrero suggested there was a sheet of carbon paper on which he wrote “327.”

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“He wrote it after he saw her number,” she said.

“You are not far off the trail,” Pearlman told her. “You are not dead on but not far off the trail.”

She asked: “So, how do you do it?”

He replied: “Can you keep a secret?”

“Yes,” she said.

He declared: “So can I.”

Watch the video above to see whether anyone — including IE’s Lisa Guerrero — can become a mentalist. With the help of popular mentalist Eric Dittelman, she successfully guessed what the audience was thinking. Dittelman said that while it takes years to perfect a mentalist’s performance, he was willing to teach Guerrero the basics.

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