TULALIP — Mind reading. Magic tricks. And a psychic dog.
That’s what The Clairvoyants promise audiences at their performance this Friday at the Tulalip Resort Casino.
The Austrian mentalist duo, Thommy Ten and Amélie van Tass, placed second on season 11 of America’s Got Talent in 2016.
The two will perform mind reading and a brand new illusion on their U.S. tour, with Tulalip as one of the first stops. The duo just completed more than 500 shows during a Las Vegas residency. It’s their first time performing in Tulalip.
“We’re breaking the barrier between the audience and us on stage,” Ten said in an interview. “We are in the audience a lot. We bring people on stage. And together we try to create a unique night.”
The Clairvoyants claim to have a special connection that enables mind reading.
“The connection is always between the two of us,” Ten said. “That’s what makes it possible. If we are connected, then we are connected to the audience.”
In one act, van Tass wears a blindfold on stage while Ten roams in the audience. Audience members hand him objects from their pockets and purses for van Tass to guess.
“I don’t see anything; I still know what people have with them,” van Tass said.
Audience members are selected at random and are not coached beforehand, the two say. They invite skeptics to come and see for themselves. They might even become part of the act.
“We are just creating these magical moments people don’t have an immediate answer to,” van Tass said. “And I think that’s a true luxury nowadays, to not be able to answer something in a second, but just let it set in and be fascinated.”
Van Tass said most people experience magical moments in their life, like when you think of a person and the next moment they call you.
The Clairvoyants’ dog, Mr. Koni Hundini, a Maltipoo, will also attempt to read the mind of someone in the audience.
On the magic side, Ten will perform sleight of hand tricks, with coins and cards.
As of Monday, there were still about 50 tickets for sale.
If you go
The Clairvoyants perform at 8 p.m. Friday at the Tulalip Resort Casino. The show is 21+. Tickets are $50 to $60. Tickets at ticketmaster.com.