Mentalist Oz Pearlman stuns with Einstein prediction
Kelly Ripa was speechless, and Ryan Seacrest dropped his microphone in disbelief. See the trick everyone is talking about.
Albert Einstein may have been a genius, but even the Nobel Prize winner would be hard-pressed to figure out how mentalist Oz Pearlman performed a certain feat on Monday morning's edition of "Live with Kelly and Ryan."
The mind-reading trick started as follows: Kelly and Ryan went into the audience and randomly picked two people to come up on stage. The two guests had never met or spoken to each other before. Once on stage, Pearlman asked them to think of a person they had dreamed about last night. He told them to think about that person's hair, face, their ears, their nose and so forth.
He waited a moment and then asked them to both reveal who they had been thinking about. In unison, they shouted "Albert Einstein" – at which point, Seacrest dropped his microphone in disbelief and walked off stage. "I can't even host the show anymore," he said.
"Albert Einstein just passed through my body," Ripa joked.
However, that was just the beginning. "I don't even think Albert Einstein knows how that's done," Pearlman told the audience. "But don't take my word for it. I can prove to you I knew this would happen. Go to @AlbertEinstein's Instagram account." Audience members whipped out their cell phones, and this is what they saw:
People who clicked through the images also saw a few of Pearlman dressed up as Einstein. The producers put them all up on the big screen for everyone to see.
"Oh my ..." stuttered a shocked Ripa. "Are you kidding me?"
Ripa finally composed herself and joked: "How did you finally get the WiFi to work in this studio?"
Since coming in third place on the 2015 season of "America's Got Talent," the 35-year-old, Israel-born Pearlman has been making a name for himself. Whether it's on the "Today Show" or "Dr. Oz," he appears regularly on daytime television. He's even had his own special on NBC recently. Visitors to New York can catch him perform at the iPic Fulton Market theater in Manhattan.
As for his nationally televised live performance on Monday morning, we caught up with Pearlman after he left the "Live with Kelly and Ryan" studio. And he had just one thing to say: "I hope I made Albert Einstein proud."
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