Meredith Vieira left speechless after mentalist reads her mind
Oz Pearlman then stuns audience member by guessing the exact moment her child was born.
On Monday, mentalist Oz Pearlman bumped into Jimmy Fallon. The week before, he was hanging out with actor Jon Voight. Before that, he was performing at a charity event hosted by the Spielberg family.
These are the circles in which the Israeli-born 33-year-old now finds himself. After coming in third place on this season's "America's Got Talent," he's been busy touring and running marathons. (He's recently came in 38th place out of 60,000 people in the New York City Marathon.)
And just this week he made an appearance on Meredith Vieira's syndicated TV show. He was a little nervous to read the mind of one of America's favorite television hosts. "She's an investigative journalist. She's not just a host. She's very intelligent. She knows her stuff," Pearlman told From The Grapevine.
Thankfully, he didn't let his nerves get the better of him. He performed his trick flawlessly and left the usually talkative Vieira speechless. "Sometimes, honestly, people being speechless is more powerful than people freaking out and applauding," says Pearlman. So what did he do? You can watch the trick in this video:
As if that wasn't enough, Pearlman performed a second trick on an audience member chosen at random. He was able to correctly guess the name of her child and – this is where it gets really spooky – was able to figure out the exact moment her baby was born. We'll just say this: The ending, which reveals a specific time on an alarm clock, will give you chills.
Meanwhile, fans can catch him on TV again later this month when he appears on CNBC. Turns out, the business network is a natural fit. After all, before Pearlman became a magician, he worked his powers of deduction with a job on Wall Street.
The great and powerful Oz says December is his busiest season, performing for numerous corporate holiday parties as well as at various charity events. He recently held guests in rapt attention at a Children of Chernobyl fundraiser held at Chelsea Piers in New York City and also continues to perform at hospitals around the Tri-State area.
Want even more Pearlman? You're in luck. He promises he'll stand still long enough for fans to catch him at a residency in Manhattan during February and March. He's finalizing the details now, but it will likely be at an intimate hotel theater that holds about 150 people. "You can experience it close up," he tells us. "You get to be a part of the show. It will be an interactive and engaging experience."
Auditions for the next season of "America's Got Talent," the reality competition's 11th, have just begun. Does Pearlman have any advice for those who want to follow in his footsteps?
"Don't beat yourself up if you don't make it," says Pearlman, who revealed to From The Grapevine that he tried out a few years ago for the talent competition and didn't make it on the show. "Highlight your personality. Who you are as a person matters more on this show. It's all about connecting."
From bumping into Jimmy Fallon to knocking the socks off Meredith Vieira, it seems Pearlman has the connecting part all figured out.
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