|Age (at audition)||37|
Mike Super was a mystifier act from Season 9 of America's Got Talent. He was eliminated in the Quarterfinals in the Judges' Choice, but he returned to the Semifinals as Howie Mandel's wildcard pick. He was eliminated again in the Finals.
Mike Super’s life has been characterized by an obsession and passion for magic. He has astonished millions of people with his craft, including the Hollywood elite. Mike has performed for Jeffery Katzenberg, Ellen DeGeneres, Jay Leno, Kenny Chesney, Criss Angel, Regis Philbin, Craig Ferguson, Kim Kardashian, Carmen Electra, Disney’s Raven Simone, Joan Rivers, Gary Shanling, and Robin Leach to name but a few!
Mike’s ever-growing popularity has garnered him many prestigious awards and honors, including being the only magician in history to win a LIVE magic competition on primetime US network television. In addition, his other accomplishments include being named Entertainer of the Year, Best Performing Artist of the Year, Best Novelty Performer of the Year AND he was voted America’s Favorite Mystifier on NBC’s show PHENOMENON. Despite all of this, Mike humbly insists, it is the loyalty of his fan base that has been most rewarding. His legions of fans call themselves “THE SUPERFREAKS” and they number in the millions. 1
Mike Super's audition in Episode 905 consisted of creating the illusion of consulting a spirit named Desmond to make contact with the audience by breaking a glass pitcher held by Heidi Klum in a clear plexiglass chamber. Howard Stern, Heidi, Mel B, and Howie Mandel all voted "Yes," sending Mike to Judgment Week.
Mike Super was sorted into the "Magicians" category in Judgment Week. His performance in Episode 907 consisted of creating the illusion of Desmond writing messages with chalk on two chalkboards of someone Howie had an emotional connecion with and a zodiac table whose rows and columns added up to 23, a number Nick Cannon chose randomly early in the performance. Mike's performance was strong enough for the judges to send him to the Quarterfinals in Episode 907.
Mike Super's Week 3 Quarterfinals performance in Episode 913 consisted of creating the illusion of Desmond possessing Mel B. Mike then tapped, seared, and shocked with a 500,000 volt taser gun a small voodoo doll, and Mel B responded with feeling what happened to the doll. Howie Mandel gave him a standing ovation. Howard Stern commented that the use of Desmond slowed down the act. Mike finished in either fifth or sixth place in America's Vote. In the Judges' Choice, although Howie voted for him, Howard, Heidi Klum, and Mel B all did not, eliminating Mike from the competition in Episode 914 instead of AcroArmy. However, it was revealed that he recieved Howie Mandel's wildcard pick, reinstating him to the semifinals.
Mike Super's Week 1 Semifinals performance in Episode 917 consisted of a magic trick involving a plexiglass chamber. In response to Howard Stern's suggestion after his previous performance, Desmond was not included in the act (Latin writing on a wall prevented his presence). Each judge shuffled five cards, each with a different symbol, on his or her desk. An opaque cloth was raised in front of Mike Super and soon covered his entire body. The cards were passed down to Howard Stern. After the cards were dropped in a bag and shuffled, Howard picked one card from the bag, a card with a triangle on it. The cloth then fell, and Mike appeared far away from the main stage. A towel appeared to fly to him. A triangle symbol then appeared painted on Mike's hands. The same symbol appeared on the hands of some members of the audience as well. Howard, Heidi Klum, Mel B, and Howie Mandel all gave Mike standing ovations. Mike received enough votes to be sent to the Top 12 Finals in Episode 918 instead of Bad Boys of Ballet and Flight Crew Jump Rope.
Mike Super's Top 12 Finals performance in Episode 921 consisted of having Nick Cannon shuffle a deck of playing cards. Nick then dealt 8 randomly picked cards onto a stand. A bag of random audience member's bills was placed into a clear, rectangular booth. Nick stood in the booth as money was blown inside the box, and he grabbed a random bill. Mike revealed that the 8 cards in order featured the numbers of the serial number on the dollar bill. Howard Stern then opened a letter he had been given days ago. Using a butane torch on the back of the paper, Mike revealed the same numbers on the serial number of the dollar bill. Howard Stern and Howie Mandel gave Mike standing ovations. Mike did not receive enough votes to be included in the Final 6, eliminating him from the competition in Episode 922 along with David and Leeman, instead of Mat Franco.
After the Show
Mike Super was a contestant on Season 4 of Penn & Teller: Fool Us. He did not fool the duo.
- Mike Super was the highest placing Wild Card act of Season 9.