Last updated on November 17th, 2017 at 06:06 am
The best mentalist acts are not just a bunch of cool tricks and illusions, but the result of intense refinement.
Illusions are pretty easy to figure out if they are not executed to perfection, so when you are looking for a mentalist to ensure the entertainment at your event, you most likely want their execution to be the finest.
However, in the crowded mentalists’ world, there’s something else that’s starting to matter more and more.
So that is the ‘show’ factor.
So, we figured we gave you a helping hand and bring to your attention three mentalists who managed to excel at entertaining loads of people at America’s Got Talent. After all, that is the ultimate testimony of their ability to charm entire audiences and work the stage to the maximum.
1. Colin Cloud
He may be known under the name of Colin Cloud (or Colin McLeod), but his reputation recommends him as the next Sherlock Holmes. Intriguing introduction? Then let’s find out more about his background and talents.
First off, the fact he got accepted for a Forensic Science degree at the age of 15 is already a telling indicator of his unusual mind. His passion and interest in criminal investigation contributed a great deal to him developing a reputation as a ‘modern-day Sherlock.’
However, did these talents translate well onto the America’s Got Talent stage? Let’s take a look.
Coming from full house shows at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival or the Edinburgh International Festival, Colin managed to convince all judges with his mind-reading tricks.
During the judges’ cuts, he managed to up his game with outstanding mind reading acts wherein he guessed audience and judges intentions and thoughts. Advancing all through the semifinals, he kept this recipe for extraordinary mind reading but also used the AGT Twitter account as a starting point.
In this clip, you will see how masterfully he adds a comedic element to make his act even more well-rounded:
The best mentalist acts make you think the performer just happens to possess incredible amounts of supra-natural abilities.
In the realm of the unbelievable, we can place Eric Jones’s sleight-of-hand and close-up magic.
This is what the judges on America’s Got Talent season 12 though as well since they voted him through to the semifinals.
Eric’s close-up act brings a fresh vibe to the stage and manages to develop real shockers. The most impressive one might be the one he performed during the judges’ choice when he made a card appear right from beneath Simon Cowell’s buzzer button.
3. Kevin James
Way back in season 2 of America’s Got Talent, Kevin James was the one who set the standard for the best mentalist acts to follow.
It is because of his creative genius in inventing tricks which quite stray away from the tried and tested recipe.
His brand of illusionism is a fusion of comedy and magic which make mentalist acts look fresh and flawless.
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Tons of charisma, infectious on-stage energy and the talent to draw people in.
Can we assume these are qualities most event planners have in mind when envisioning the perfect entertainer?
As you were able to notice, the three extra-talented illusionists can put together the best mentalist acts your guests have ever witnessed, so it would be a good idea to contact us and see whether they are available in your area.