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Phenomenon

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Phenomenon is a television show on NBC. It is a show similar to American Idol, except the competitors are psychics, mentalists, etc. The competitors are judged by Criss Angel and Uri Geller.

Competitors[edit]

Eran Raven[edit]

  • Episode 1 - "Psychically" detected which of six nail guns was loaded.
  • Episode 2 - Moved sunglasses without touching them

Gerry McCambridge[edit]

  • Episode 1 - Predicted which phone number would be chosen, apparently at random, from a stack of phone books.
  • Episode 2 - Predicted where on her body a woman would point

Guy Bavli[edit]

  • Episode 2 - Figured out which number someone chose; stopped and restarted his heart

Mike Super[edit]

  • Episode 2 - Removed from a deck without touching it the card someone thought of; had audience members name elements of the solution to a fictional murder mystery (It was Tom Hanks in Hawaii with a dresser.)

Jim Callahan[edit]

  • Episode 2 - Figured out which person a woman had thought of, and got most of audience to think of same person; got possessed by a dead author, who knew which object was sealed in a box. Then he almost got into a fight with Criss Angel after Angel called him out on his fakery.

Ehud Segev[edit]

  • Episode 1 - Caused people to share sensory input
  • Episode 2 - Levitated a credit card (a cool effect, regardless of how it was done)
  • Eliminated in first elimination

Jan Bardi[edit]

  • Episode 2 - Predicted which of three flowers an audience member would pick; located a randomly-chosen matchbox out of a few hundred thrown on the stage, figured out how many matches were in it

Angela Funovitz[edit]

  • Episode 2 - Shattered an earring; detected which of five covered cylinders contained a knife

Jim Karol[edit]

  • Episode 1 - Put hand in a trap and figured out which person's name someone had written down (It was Jeff Goldblum)
  • Episode 2 - Tossed a deck of cards at a woman; the card she had named ended up in her shirt.
  • Eliminated in first elimination

Wayne Hoffman[edit]

  • Episode 2 - Predicted what someone would draw.