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Mind reader prompts Mel B to stab Simon Cowell on AGT

A mind reader convinced Mel B to stab Simon Cowell on America’s Got Talent during a baffling routine that saw him solve the ‘murder’ before it happened.

Colin Cloud, from Harthill, Scotland, performed his captivating act during Tuesday night’s episode of America’s Got Talent.

The Sherlock Holmes aficionado, who developed a taste for deductions and mind reading after becoming fascinated with Arthur Conan Doyle’s detective, had Simon, 57, sit on a bench onstage and began his act by brandishing a prop newspaper reporting on the judge’s murder.

 

Impressive! Mind reader Colin Cloud (pictured) convinced Mel B to stab Simon Cowell on America’s Got Talent during a routine that saw him solve the ‘murder’ before it happened

Revenge: Mel B seemed to jump at the chance to get back at Simon during Colin's act and eagerly agreed to help the mind reader

Revenge: Mel B seemed to jump at the chance to get back at Simon during Colin’s act and eagerly agreed to help the mind reader

Colin presented the routine as a chance for Mel B to get some ‘revenge’ on Simon following their spat last week.

Simon had cracked a joke about Mel’s wedding night, saying it had a lot of anticipation but ‘not much promise or delivery’. 

Mel, who is in the middle of a contentious from husband Stephen Belafonte, replied with a shock smile, then threw her cup of water at Simon before walking offstage briefly.

Mel, who has obtained a restraining order against her spouse after accusing him of physical and emotional abuse, which he has denied, returned to the show soon afterwards.

But she seemed to jump at the chance to get back at Simon during Colin’s act and eagerly agreed to help the mind reader.

Colin asked her to pick a member of the audience and invited the woman chosen by Mel to hop onstage. 

Routine: Colin asked Mel to pick a member of the audience and invited the woman chosen by Mel to hop onstage, later prompting her to select one of five knives

Routine: Colin asked Mel to pick a member of the audience and invited the woman chosen by Mel to hop onstage, later prompting her to select one of five knives

Fiction: The mind reader had Simon Cowell sit on a bench onstage and at one point brandished a prop newspaper reporting on the judge's murder

Fiction: The mind reader had Simon Cowell sit on a bench onstage and at one point brandished a prop newspaper reporting on the judge’s murder

While that woman made her way towards him, Colin asked the audience to think about naughty or guilty memories in their past.

At that point, the woman picked by Mel arrived onstage, and Colin asked her to take a piece of paper he handed her, read it, fill it in and fold it up without letting anyone see.

In the meantime, Colin asked Simon to help him pick a random audience member. He ashed a woman to stand up among the audience, and amazingly seemed to guess the embarrassing memory she was thinking about due to his earlier prompt.

Colin began by stating that in her memory, the woman was camping with friends and something happened with a dog.

‘Am I correct in saying that you’re thinking whilst you were camping this dog has bitten you on your butt?’ Colin asked.

The woman, with an amazed look on her face, confirmed that it was indeed what she was reminiscing about.

Act: Colin correctly guessed that the audience member picked by Mel had elected to have Simon killed because he had stolen all her Justin Bieber CDs

Act: Colin correctly guessed that the audience member picked by Mel had elected to have Simon killed because he had stolen all her Justin Bieber CDs

Prompt: He then handed the knife to Mel, telling her 'this is your moment' and telling her: 'I would love you please to plunge that knife into Simon Cowell's chest'

Prompt: He then handed the knife to Mel, telling her ‘this is your moment’ and telling her: ‘I would love you please to plunge that knife into Simon Cowell’s chest’

Impressively, Colin appeared to correctly infer that the man sitting right in front of the woman was thinking that the exact same thing happened to him once.

The mind reader then resumed his murder-themed routine, asking the first woman picked by Mel to set her piece of paper aside and pick one of five knives, which he called ‘potential murder weapons’.

He then asked Mel to come onstage and stand next to Simon, right before correctly guessing that the woman’s reason for killing the judge is because he stole her entire collection of Justin Bieber CDs.

Colin then asserted that the woman had picked the white knife out of the five options, which turned out to be true.

The mind reader handed the knife to Mel, telling her ‘this is your moment’ and telling her: ‘I would love you please to plunge that knife into Simon Cowell’s chest’.

Mel gave it an energetic try, with Simon interjecting: ‘OK, I’m dead!’ but the knife turned out to be made out of rubber, meaning the judge was, of course, not actually murdered on live television.

Not working: Mel gave it an energetic try, with Simon interjecting: 'OK, I'm dead!' but the knife turned out to be made out of rubber

Not working: Mel gave it an energetic try, with Simon interjecting: ‘OK, I’m dead!’ but the knife turned out to be made out of rubber

There's more: Colin then claimed he had correctly guessed the motive of the 'murder' before the routine ever began and asked Simon to scoot over on his bench

There’s more: Colin then claimed he had correctly guessed the motive of the ‘murder’ before the routine ever began and asked Simon to scoot over on his bench

Motive: Simon thus revealed a plaque reading: 'In loving memory of Simon Cowell killed because their entire collection of Justin Bieber CDs'

Motive: Simon thus revealed a plaque reading: ‘In loving memory of Simon Cowell killed because their entire collection of Justin Bieber CDs’

History: Last week, Mel threw her water at Simon and walked offstage after her fellow judge cracked a joke about her wedding night

History: Last week, Mel threw her water at Simon and walked offstage after her fellow judge cracked a joke about her wedding night

Colin then claimed he had correctly guessed the motive of the ‘murder’ before the routine ever began and asked Simon to scoot over. Simon thus revealed a plaque reading: ‘In loving memory of Simon Cowell killed because their entire collection of Justin Bieber CDs.’

Mel seemed amazed, exclaiming: ‘That is crazy! My Gosh!’

The mind reader went on to reveal that the white knife was the only one made out of rubber, stabbing all four others into a wooden surface.

‘Why did I choose you?’ Mel lamented towards the woman who picked the rubber knife.

While she seemed to enjoy the act, not all judges were won over by Colin’s performance, with Howie Mandel warning the seven-minute routine was too long and sometimes hard to follow.

‘I think your showmanship and your explanation has got to be better,’ Simon told the mind reader. Howie appeared to agree, adding: ‘I think it was long and drawn out and confusing — everything was confusing me.’

Colin, who began his career as a motivational speaker, then decided to chase his dream of becoming a stage performer, is one of the candidates still in the running to become a semifinalist.

His fate now rests in the hands of the audience, who voted for its favorite participants. Results will be announced tonight during a live broadcast. 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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