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The Clairvoyants

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Information
Age (at audition) 28, 29
Sex Mixed
Act Mentalist Duo
Seasons 11
Position Reached 2nd Place

The Clairvoyants were a mentalist duo act from Season 11 of America's Got Talent. They were the runner-up of the competition.

BackgroundEdit

The Clairvoyants consists of Thommy Ten and Amélie van Tass from Vienna, Austria. They appear worldwide together in a variety of shows, galas, cruise ships and corporate events

Together with his partner Amélie, Thommy Ten celebrates entertainment for a new generation. Their repertoire ranges from short magical scenes to full length shows. At the World Championships of Magic in 2015 the jury enthusiastically chose him and Amélie to be "World Champions of Mentalism", the first time after 30 years this award was given.

Amélie van Tass discovered her love for performing at an early age. In 2010 she graduated as a professional dancer from MoveOn Dance Center in Vienna, where she uncovered a growing passion for performing arts and illusions. She claims to be the only female Clairvoyant worldwide. With her special connection with Thommy Ten, Amélie entrances the audience using what she claims is her unique art of intuition. [1]

AuditionEdit

The Clairvoyants' audition in Episode 1101 consisted of Tommy asking Heidi Klum for her handbag and having her pick a random item from it. Amelie, blindfolded, then correctly guessed information about that one item (lipstick). Amelie proceeded to correctly deduce information about a phone from an audience member and eyedrops from Howie Mandel. Howie, Mel B, Heidi, and Simon Cowell all voted "Yes," sending the duo to the Judge Cuts.

Judge CutsEdit

The Clairvoyants' Judge Cuts performance in Episode 1110 consisted of first inviting Howie Mandel to roll a die on a table and covering it with his hand. Then, Amelie, blindfolded and feet away from the judges' table, correctly guessed the rolled number. Next, they invited guest judge Louis Tomlinson to pick a playing card, and again, Amelie correctly named it. Finally, Amelie read the numbers correctly from a bill's serial number. Howie, Louis, and Heidi Klum gave the duo standing ovations. The Clairvoyants' performance was strong enough for the judges to send the duo to the Quarterfinals along with ThroWings.

QuarterfinalsEdit

The Clairvoyants' Week 2 Quarterfinals performance in Episode 1113 consisted of Amelie standing with her back turned on the stage as a chalkboard was hoisted into the air. Next, Amelie correctly guessed which jelly beans Simon Cowell and then Heidi Klum picked from a basket. Next, Mel B scooped up a random number of beans (later revealed to be 22) into a glass. Next, Howie Mandel named his dream flavor of jelly beans. Next, Amelie correctly predicted the number of beans in Mel B's cup before she actually counted them. Finally, the Clairvoyants revealed on the lowered chalkboard predictions written for the eaten beans, number of beans in the glass, and dream bean flavor. Howie, Mel B, Heidi, and Simon all gave the duo standing ovations. The Clairvoyants received enough votes to be sent to the Semifinals in Episode 1114 instead of Sos and Victoria.

SemifinalsEdit

The Clairvoyants' Week 2 Semifinals performance in Episode 1119 consisted of gathering the judges around a table to make predictions related to their memories, as if they were asking real clairvoyant in London in an age before the internet. The Clairvoyants received enough votes to be sent to the Finals in Episode 1120 instead of Kadan Bart Rockett and The Passing Zone.

FinalsEdit

The Clairvoyants' Finals performance in Episode 1121 consisted of performing a variety of mentalist tricks that called back to their previous performances on the show. First, the duo invited Heidi to throw a ball into the theatre to a random audience member. Amelie correctly predicted the contents of the member's pockets and his exact birthday. Next, they pushed Mel B to call Howie a "Wanna Bean". Next, Howie and Simon’s wallet joined the stage. Next, Amalie suspended herself in a tank of water as Howie pulled out one of Simon’s credit cards. Before he read the expiration date and the last four numbers of the card, Amelie while still underwater, wrote the same information on surface of the glass tank. Finally, Amelie dropped a pendent in front of Mel B with the word she uttered earlier, "Wanna Bean", etched in the metal. Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum, and Simon Cowell all gave the duo standing ovations.

FinaleEdit

For the finale in Episode 1122, The Clairvoyants invited the judges to name a series of numbers related to the judges' antics as guest Paula Abdul wrote them on a marker board. The duo then revealed a lottery ticket in the box on which the numbers exactly as the judges said them were printed. The Clairvoyants received enough votes to advance to the Top 5 instead of Viktor Kee. The Clairvoyants finished in second place in the competition overall, in front of Sal Valentinetti, Brian Justin Crum and Jon Dorenbos, but behind only Grace VanderWaal.

TriviaEdit

  • The Clairvoyants were the first non-solo act to finish in the Top 2 since Olate Dogs.
  • They progressed further than any other act that did not receive the Golden Buzzer since Season 10.
  • They progressed further than any other mentalist act in the show's history.

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