Austin, Texas was the site of auditions for the June 5, 2012 episode of America’s Got Talent 7. Eric Dittelman’s audition consisted of a mind-reading mentalism trick. He had Howie, Sharon, and Howard draw one picture each while he covered his eyes with duct tape and a half dollar.
He “guessed” all three pictures with 100 percent accuracy as to the basic object in the picture.
Obviously, this is some kind of magic trick, but I found it to be totally awesome. Either he can see through that tape or is somehow having someone tell him. Maybe the half dollars are not really half dollars. Whatever it is, it was a great trick to me.
The judges all loved it and sent him to Las Vegas.
This guy can certainly get past at least one voting round. It is unique within the context of previous America’s Got Talent magic acts.
If this is all he does, then the act could get a bit stale even though it is impressive. Hopefully, Eric can modify the trick to keep it fresh.
Since magicians have never won, it’s hard to predict that Eric Dittelman can win. But he could make it quite far and possibly even the Top 10. Overall, I am very impressed with this trick. It doesn’t quite seem like a million-dollar act yet. So I predict that Erick will come close for a magician but, like all magicians, will fall short of winning America’s Got Talent 7.