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America’s Got Talent: Simon Cowell is blown away by mentalist Max Major

Simon Cowell was left speechless when a mentalist deduced his innermost thoughts on Tuesday’s episode of America’s Got Talent.

The 60-year-old judge was astounded when Max Major figured out his prized possession, the characteristic he most prized in people, and his favorite childhood memory.

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Simon was so shocked he walked to the TV screen where Max appeared to give him a high-five.

Speechless: Simon Cowell was left speechless when a mentalist deduced his innermost thoughts on Tuesday’s episode of America’s Got Talent

Impressive Max: The 60-year-old judge was astounded when Max Major figured out his prized possession, the characteristic he most prized in people, and his favorite childhood memory.

Impressive Max: The 60-year-old judge was astounded when Max Major figured out his prized possession, the characteristic he most prized in people, and his favorite childhood memory.

‘Unbelievable!’ Simon told his fellow judges. ‘Just to be clear, this was not planned. And I have to say this, ’cause this was one of the most astonishing things I’ve ever seen.’

‘I think he has some superpower,’ AGT judge Sofia Vergara, 48, agreed.

‘How the hell did he do that?’ Simon asked again.

Sofia: ‘I think he has some superpower,’ AGT judge Sofia Vergara, 48, agreed

Sofia: ‘I think he has some superpower,’ AGT judge Sofia Vergara, 48, agreed

For AGT’s Judge Cuts, the judges had to eliminate around 60 of the 100 acts that made it through auditions.

The remainder would go on to AGT’s live show, joining five Golden Buzzer acts there.

But 10 acts divided the judges, prompting them to have the contestants re-audition.

Judge cuts: For AGT's Judge Cuts, the judges had to eliminate around 60 of the 100 acts that made it through auditions.

Judge cuts: For AGT’s Judge Cuts, the judges had to eliminate around 60 of the 100 acts that made it through auditions.

When it came time for him to try out again, Max, a Las Vegas-based mentalist and magician, said he wanted to delve into Simon’s psyche and figure out how he was ‘wired.’

He asked Simon a series of personal questions, then required the judge to tell him which of his co-stars he felt most connected to while answering it.

Each time, Max placed the card with the question atop a photo of that co-star.

Cuts: When it came time for him to try out again, Max, a Las Vegas-based mentalist and magician, said he wanted to delve into Simon's psyche and figure out how he was 'wired'

Cuts: When it came time for him to try out again, Max, a Las Vegas-based mentalist and magician, said he wanted to delve into Simon’s psyche and figure out how he was ‘wired’

‘What is the personality trait that you admire most in other people?’ Max asked him, to which Simon replied ‘loyalty.’

‘What is something that you own that you wouldn’t sell for any amount of money?’ the mentalist wondered, and Simon said it was the first photo of himself holding his son Eric, six.

Asked about his ‘most vivid memory from childhood,’ Simon said it had to be getting his first Scalextric slot-racing car set.

Loyalty: 'What is the personality trait that you admire most in other people?' Max asked him, to which Simon replied 'loyalty'

Loyalty: ‘What is the personality trait that you admire most in other people?’ Max asked him, to which Simon replied ‘loyalty’

Max then turned the question cards over to reveal that each of them had a photo of the co-star Simon felt ‘most connected to’ when answering it.

‘I told you guys I would raise the bar,’ Max went on. ‘Tonight I wanted to go not just for improbable, but impossible.’

He opened an envelope he’d placed to the side at the start of his act, which had all of Simon’s answers already written down inside it.

Host: 'Is this the first time you've seen each other since the auditions?' show host Terry Crews, 51, asked the judging panel

Host: ‘Is this the first time you’ve seen each other since the auditions?’ show host Terry Crews, 51, asked the judging panel

To start the show, each of the judges drove to their new outdoor set in a vintage automobile.

‘Oh my God,’ Simon said, as they sat down in their directors’ chairs and looked at the giant screen broadcasting the acts. ‘That’s not big enough.’

‘Is this the first time you’ve seen each other since the auditions?’ show host Terry Crews, 51, asked the judging panel.

Vintage: To start the show, each of the judges drove to their new outdoor set in a vintage automobile

 Vintage: To start the show, each of the judges drove to their new outdoor set in a vintage automobile

‘This is the first time I’ve seen another human being outside of my own house!’ cried Howie Mandel, 64.

As the judges reviewed tape of the auditions, it was clear some acts were better than others.

Chicken Scratch Sam, from Fenton, Michigan, clucked away onscreen in his chicken suit.

Human: 'This is the first time I've seen another human being outside of my own house!' cried Howie Mandel, 64

Human: ‘This is the first time I’ve seen another human being outside of my own house!’ cried Howie Mandel, 64

‘What were you guys thinking while I wasn’t there?’ asked Heidi Klum, 47, back from her sickbed after an illness took her away in March.

After their review was over, the judges began to tell people if they made it.

Malik DOPE Drummer, 27, a musician from Washington D.C., jumped up and down for joy, while singer Kelvin Dukes, 14, from Burtonsville, Maryland, clapped delightedly, and San Diego singer Celina Graves, 30, just sobbed.

Heidi: 'What were you guys thinking while I wasn't there?' asked Heidi Klum, 47, back from her sickbed after an illness took her away in March

Heidi: ‘What were you guys thinking while I wasn’t there?’ asked Heidi Klum, 47, back from her sickbed after an illness took her away in March

‘See ya at the live shows!’ the judges yelled to Brett Loudermilk, a 31-year-old sword swallower from North Carolina, who got so excited he backed up from the camera and revealed he was only wearing black underwear on his bottom.

Singer Archie Williams, 59, from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, had been wrongly incarcerated for 37 years, and he wept to make it through.

Simon noted that Archie had received a call from Elton John himself after performing the man’s hit Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me during the auditions.

Archie: Singer Archie Williams, 59, from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, had been wrongly incarcerated for 37 years, and he wept to make it through

Archie: Singer Archie Williams, 59, from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, had been wrongly incarcerated for 37 years, and he wept to make it through

‘I’m still looking for words to experience my happiness, but I’m just so grateful,’ Archie told the judges.

Giving other acts negative news proved harder for the panel, and they wiped away tears and sighed as they announced their decisions.

‘You were great and you did deliver,’ Howie told one dog trainer, who’d prepared a new routine. ‘It just so happens that a lot of people deliver.’

Decisions: Giving other acts negative news proved harder for the panel, and they wiped away tears and sighed as they announced their decisions.

Decisions: Giving other acts negative news proved harder for the panel, and they wiped away tears and sighed as they announced their decisions.

‘This is breaking my heart right now,’ Simon admitted, as the woman looked defeated.

The judges seemed to enjoy themselves more as they watched the last 10 acts re-audition.

The most compelling contestant was Welsh daredevil Jonathan Goodwin, 40, who promised that his audition would be ‘the most dangerous and the scariest thing I’ve ever performed.’

Daredevil: The most compelling contestant was Welsh daredevil Jonathan Goodwin, 40, who promised that his audition would be 'the most dangerous and the scariest thing I've ever performed'

Daredevil: The most compelling contestant was Welsh daredevil Jonathan Goodwin, 40, who promised that his audition would be ‘the most dangerous and the scariest thing I’ve ever performed’

Simon said that he’d seen Jonathan’s act elsewhere, adding that he’d once come very close to killing himself on TV—which Jonathan confirmed, listing his past injuries.

‘I’ve not had much time to prepare, so I’m gonna have to push myself farther than I ever have before,’ he said of his new stunt. ‘All I’m going to be concentrating on is surviving.’

Jonathan picked up a crossbow that could shoot arrows at 120 feet per second, and shot it at a balloon, which then popped ‘faster than you can blink your eye,’ he observed.

Crossbows: He then revealed that he had connected four other crossbows to water bottles, and explained that they would shoot at a target when the bottles 'hit a critical weight'

Crossbows: He then revealed that he had connected four other crossbows to water bottles, and explained that they would shoot at a target when the bottles ‘hit a critical weight’

He then revealed that he had connected four other crossbows to water bottles, and explained that they would shoot at a target when the bottles ‘hit a critical weight.’

Jonathan strapped on a blindfold and stood in front of the target, noting that he’d have to play ‘chicken’ and guess when the arrows might go off, ducking out of the way just in time.

‘He is crazy,’ Simon said, as Jonathan bobbed and weaved to avoid the arrows, and the other judges cringed until it was over.

Colombian: Colombian emigrants Simon, 12, and Maria, 10, also went through with a fast-paced salsa dance routine, which the judges agreed was better than their last one

Colombian: Colombian emigrants Simon, 12, and Maria, 10, also went through with a fast-paced salsa dance routine, which the judges agreed was better than their last one

‘It would have been horrible if you had gotten shot but it was kind of fun,’ Sofia told Jonathan, who earned a spot on the live rounds.

Colombian emigrants Simon, 12, and Maria, 10, also went through with a fast-paced salsa dance routine, which the judges agreed was better than their last one.

Singer Shaquira McGrath, a 26-year-old waitress from Kennesaw, Georgia, wowed Simon with her new cover of Avicii’s Wake Me Up, and vowed to win the competition.

Shaquira: Singer Shaquira McGrath, a 26-year-old waitress from Kennesaw, Georgia, wowed Simon with her new cover of Avicii's Wake Me Up, and vowed to win the competition.

Shaquira: Singer Shaquira McGrath, a 26-year-old waitress from Kennesaw, Georgia, wowed Simon with her new cover of Avicii’s Wake Me Up, and vowed to win the competition.

Nolan Neal, 39, a Nashville singer-songwriter who’d grappled with substance abuse, also made it to the live show with his version of Candi Staton’s You’ve Got the Love.

Max was grateful to go through as well, crying as he recalled his struggles to succeed.

The five acts that didn’t survive their second audition were still astonishing.

Nolan: Nolan Neal, 39, a Nashville singer-songwriter who'd grappled with substance abuse, also made it to the live show with his version of Candi Staton's You've Got the Love

Nolan: Nolan Neal, 39, a Nashville singer-songwriter who’d grappled with substance abuse, also made it to the live show with his version of Candi Staton’s You’ve Got the Love

British street magician Ryan Tricks, 28, read the mind of Alesha Dixon, 41, the former Mis-Teeq singer and judge of America’s Got Talent: The Champions.

He not only guessed who Alesha was thinking about, but somehow ‘typed’ a message to that person on her phone that echoed her actual thoughts.

‘Hi Nic, how is the weaning going?’ the message to ‘Nicola’ read.

Ryan: British street magician Ryan Tricks, 28, read the mind of Alesha Dixon, 41, the former Mis-Teeq singer and judge of America's Got Talent: The Champions

Ryan: British street magician Ryan Tricks, 28, read the mind of Alesha Dixon, 41, the former Mis-Teeq singer and judge of America’s Got Talent: The Champions

Ty Barnett, a fortysomething comedian from Chicago, told jokes before a mask-wearing audience in his garage, but despite Simon’s love for him, he failed to make it through.

Gone, too, was sibling dance duo The Ninja Twins, aka Nick and James Aragon, 40, from Bakersfield, California, who covered Justin Bieber’s Yummy.

Craig Reed, a 35-year-old hula hooper from the Scottish Highlands, didn’t earn a pass despite simultaneously twirling dozens of hoops to Lady Gaga’s Stupid Love.

Jokes: Ty Barnett, a fortysomething comedian from Chicago, told jokes before a mask-wearing audience in his garage, but despite Simon's love for him, he failed to make it through

Jokes: Ty Barnett, a fortysomething comedian from Chicago, told jokes before a mask-wearing audience in his garage, but despite Simon’s love for him, he failed to make it through

Craig: Craig Reed, a 35-year-old hula hooper from the Scottish Highlands, didn't earn a pass despite simultaneously twirling dozens of hoops to Lady Gaga's Stupid Love

Craig: Craig Reed, a 35-year-old hula hooper from the Scottish Highlands, didn’t earn a pass despite simultaneously twirling dozens of hoops to Lady Gaga’s Stupid Love

And the Brothers Gage, a pair of teen harmonica players from Los Angeles, were ‘not a slam-dunk,’ as Howie put it, despite their cover of LMFAO’s Party Rock Anthem.

During a break, Sofia and Heidi reconnected.

The Modern Family actress said she’d been going to bed ‘so late. I’m watching The Sopranos for the first time.’

Ninja Twins: Gone, too, was sibling dance duo The Ninja Twins, aka Nick and James Aragon, 40, from Bakersfield, California, who covered Justin Bieber's Yummy

Ninja Twins: Gone, too, was sibling dance duo The Ninja Twins, aka Nick and James Aragon, 40, from Bakersfield, California, who covered Justin Bieber’s Yummy

Brothers Gage: And the Brothers Gage, a pair of teen harmonica players from Los Angeles, were 'not a slam-dunk,' as Howie put it, despite their cover of LMFAO's Party Rock Anthem

Brothers Gage: And the Brothers Gage, a pair of teen harmonica players from Los Angeles, were ‘not a slam-dunk,’ as Howie put it, despite their cover of LMFAO’s Party Rock Anthem

‘Oh really?’ Heidi asked. ‘I’m watching Orzak.’

‘Ozarks,’ Howie corrected her.

‘I’m watching a re-run of every single show I’ve been on,’ Simon joked.

America’s Got Talent returns next week on NBC.

Judge Cuts: America's Got Talent returns next week on NBC

Judge Cuts: America’s Got Talent returns next week on NBC

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