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Oz Pearlman was a mentalist act from Season 10 of America's Got Talent. He finished the competition in 3rd place. Oz returned for AGT: The Champions 2, where he was eliminated in the Preliminaries.


Oz (pronounced OH's) Pearlman developed an interest in magic at a young age and what started as a mere hobby became a lifelong passion. After a couple of years spent working on Wall Street, Oz decided to pursue his dream and become a full time entertainer. He has now been entertaining audiences with his mind reading abilities and sleight of hand for over two decades.

In 2004, Oz launched his own one-man Off Broadway show, WatchMagic, a hit with audiences and critics alike. His client list reads like a who's who of politicians, professional athletes, A-list celebrities, and Fortune 500 companies. Oz’s television appearances have aired on both national and international networks, including recent appearances on NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, CBS's Early Show and ABC's World News Tonight. His radio appearance on the top-rated Elvis Duran show in the morning was heard by millions across the nation.

Oz is recognized by his peers and highly sought after to lecture about his original techniques in the fields of mentalism and magic. He has been invited to speak across 6 continents and over 30 countries, including a standing-room only crowd at the legendary Magic Circle in London. Oz has released several DVDs teaching the arts of mentalism and magic, including the blockbuster hit Born to Perform Card Magic, widely acknowledged as one of the most popular beginner magic DVDs ever released, having sold over a hundred thousand copies worldwide.

Oz is also constantly pushing the limits of his body and mind as an endurance athlete. He has competed in many notable races including the Hawaii Ironman, Western States 100 Mile Run, Spartathlon 153 Mile Run, Leadville 100 Mile Run and Badwater 135 Mile Run. Oz has won dozens of marathons and ultra marathons throughout the country, and takes great pride in his marathon PR of 2 hours and 23 minutes. [1]


Oz Pearlman's audition in Episode 1005 consisted of appearing to correctly predict a random number under 100 Heidi Klum picked and to read Mel B's mind about a vacation and a friend that accompanied her on that trip. Howard Stern, Heidi, Mel B, and Howie Mandel all voted "Yes," sending Oz to the Judge Cuts round.

Judge Cuts

Oz Pearlman's Judge Cuts performance in Episode 1010 consisted of showing the judges two booklets, each filled with 60 celebrity names. Oz correctly guessed that Howie Mandel had read "Tom Cruise" and thought of Cruise's "Top Gun." He then guessed correctly the random celebrity Howard Stern read, Oprah, by cutting a piece of paper and revealing it in the shape of Oprah. Howard, Heidi Klum, and Howie gave Oz standing ovations. Oz's performance was strong enough for the judges to send him to the Quarterfinals instead of Evoke Tap Movement and Honor Roll Skate Crew.


Oz Pearlman's Week 3 Quarterfinals performance in Episode 1016 consisted of instructing each of the judges to guess the number of gumballs in a jar. He then reviewed a previously post on Instagram [2] stating Mel B would be two balls off. He revealed the real number of gumballs in a message in a sealed envelope, which was indeed two away from Mel B's prediction. Then, Oz had Nick Cannon reach inside the gumball jar and pull out a receipt with all four judges' numbers printed in sequence. Oz received enough votes to be sent to the Semifinals in Episode 1017 along with The Professional Regurgitator.


Oz Pearlman's Week 1 Semifinals performance in Episode 1018 consisted of inviting Howard Stern and Heidi Klum on stage. Oz then had Heidi cover his eyes. Howard sipped from five cups with five different drinks. Oz correctly guessed each drink Howard sipped from. Oz then guessed correctly which drinks Mel B and Howie Mandel "imagined" drinking. Oz received enough votes to be sent to the Finals in Episode 1019 instead of Arielle Baril and Ira.


Oz Pearlman's Finals performance in Episode 1022 consisted of handing Howie Mandel four envelopes so he could shuffle them. He then asked each of the judges to "swear" on their close friends not to cheat on Oz's act. He then had each judge sit on FOUR separate covered chairs on stage. Each judge picked one of the five envelopes. Each opened the envelope to reveal four different-colored X's.   Oz opened the fifth envelope to reveal a picture of his face. The chairs were uncloaked to reveal colors matching those of the envelopes. He then revealed on the back of the paper the information the judges provided in the beginning of the act and the corresponding chair colors.


For the finale in Episode 1023, Oz Pearlman performed a trick where he asked Heidi Klum to mix "invisible" cards on the judges' table. He had her pick a random card. He then flicked his fingers and revealed the card she guessed in his hands. He received enough votes to advance to the Top 5 instead of Derek Hughes. Oz finished in 3rd Place in front of The Professional Regurgitator and The CraigLewis Band, but behind Paul Zerdin and Drew Lynch.

The Champions 2 Preliminary

Oz Pearlman's Preliminary performance in Episode TC202 consisted of doing a mentalist routine asking the judges to recall an important moment in their life.  He then asked Terry Crews to select a piece of money from the audience.  The combination of the three moments of Howie, Alesha and Heidi matched the serial number of the bank note Simon held.  The board was then flipped upside down to read the word "Moment"  Howie Mandel, Alesha Dixon, Heidi Klum and Simon Cowell all gave him standing ovations. Oz did not receive enough votes from the Superfans to advance to the Semifinals, eliminating him from the competition along with Ben Blaque instead of Marc Spelmann.

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