Americas Psychic Challenge October 26, 2007  

Monday, October 29, 2007

This week had the highest score I've sen thus far, but does that mean I've been convinced? You'll have to read further to see.

Task #1:
The first task was finding a person in the trunk of a car in a car lot with 30 cars. The the person was hiding in his own car disguised to look like it belonged in the lot. But, why not use a random car in the lot? The psychics were given a picture of the guy and a personal effect.

Catherine kept saying that she was picking up on other energies. She approached a green car and chose it after 5 1/2 minutes. It was the wrong car. She was awarded no points.

Michelle didn't want to even know what the challenge was. She said her spirit guides had already told her that they wanted her to find a body in a trunk. The show showed her walking straight to a red GTI and selecting it. It was the correct car. Later in the show the host mentioned she had gone to a yellow car as well and she said "orange too". Was it a lucky guess or did her spirit guides guide her? She was awarded 25 points.

Joseph had a vision of a scratch and the number 32. He selected a blue car, which had 32 in the VIN and a scratch. It wasn't the correct car and he was awarded no points.

Tori also selected the same blue car after walking around a bit. She received 0 points.

Task #2:
The second task was matching up 5 brides with 5 grooms. All of them had been married from 1 to 10 years. The host said that it was a 1 in 120 chance of guessing all 5 correct. Well, actually they could get 0, 1, 2, 3, or 5 correct, so it's not really that high. There are more than one combination of 1, 2, and 3 correct matches, but certainly not enough to be 1 in 120. And I'm not sure we're worried about combinations here, just rather they get a certain number correct or not.

Catherine matched up 3 correctly for 15 points.

Michelle matched up 1 correctly for 5 points. Hmmm.. I'm not sure I can be impressed with her anymore. But, as she said, she'd never done it before. I guess her spirit guides weren't very helpful.

Joseph talked to the couples a lot, matching up names out loud and looking at the expressions on the faces of the participants. It was purely cold reading. Still, he only got 1 correct, for 5 points. He said that he was getting past life connections or correct connections whether or not those were the people married to each other in this life or not. Uh huh.

Tori matched up two couples correctly for 10 points. She didn't talk to any of the couples much, but seemed to be matching them up based on clues like tattoos and piercings.

Task #3:
For the third task the psychics are taken to a house that is a crime scene. That's all they are told. It's the scene of a murder where a woman was stabbed to death by a hit man hired by her husband. The police had been called by a neighbor and were in the front yard. They caught the killer as he was running away and he is currently serving time in jail. The husband is on trial.

Both the judge, who was an investigator, and the host walked around with the psychics as they gave their information. I'll stick to what the contestants got wrong since they all made some hits.

Michelle said two people were killed, but she got most of the other things she said correct.

Catherine believed a little boy in the boy scouts had been drowned accidentally. Maybe the mother wished he was dead. At one point the host gave her a confounded look and she backed off what she was saying. At the end she said that during her meditation before the task her father came through and it disturbed her because he hadn't passed yet.

Tori also read a drowning and a shove to the back of the head. She also said Mike or Michael or an "M" was involved. They gave her points because the husband's name was Manfred. Yep, that's Michael alright.

Joseph didn't get anything wrong that I remember. I do remember at one point the host was nodding at him as he got something particular close to what happened. That confirms my suspicion that this is cold reading and educated/lucky guessing based on the scene.

The Results
Catherine only received 3 points on the reading, bringing her total to 18, the lowest score I've seen on the show so far despite the fact that she did the best on Task #2. The reiki master won't be going on.

Michelle received 29 points for Task #3, bringing her total to 59, the highest score I've seen so far in the competition. She is moving on to the next round.

Which left Joseph and Tori. Tori scored 25 points, bringing her total to 35. Joseph needed at least 31 points to beat her since he only scored 5 points up until Task #3. And he got 34 points, putting him in second place and making him the first male to move on in the competition. He was absolutely glowing.

Viewer Participation
And how did your reviewer do this week? Well, not as well. The first viewer participation quiz showed a woman about to order from a coffee shop. Would she order a sandwich, soup, or a beverage. I chose beverage because I couldn't remember the third choice (but noted it after the break) and I was correct. That brings my total up to 6 out of 7.

The second test was to guess the occupation of a woman - lifeguard, waitress, or sales clerk. I guessed sales clerk because she didn't look tanned enough to be a lifeguard. I was wrong, she was a waitress.

The third test was a woman walking to her car. Which car would she choose, the white car, the blue car, or the gray car? I chose the white one. Matt chose the black and then changed his mind to the white. Well, he shouldn't have second guessed himself because it was the black car. So my overall score is 6 out of 9. I'm down from almost 100% to about 66%.

And that's all for this week. The show is definitely falling into a pattern. Next week they help people get closure after a tragic death. I think I'm going to go puke now.

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2 comments: to “ Americas Psychic Challenge October 26, 2007

  • mamacita chilena
    Monday, October 29, 2007 at 9:20:00 AM CDT  

    I don't understand why the show makes it so easy for them on the crime scene stuff. Instead of having the judges walking around the with participants, wouldn't it make more sense to have them go into the room, write down their observations WITHOUT being able to see a reaction on anybody's face first, and then get scored off of what they wrote down?

    Anyways, I'm more and more intrigued by this show every time you write about it!

  • ordinarygirl
    Monday, October 29, 2007 at 1:58:00 PM CDT  

    I don't think the show is claiming to be scientific, although I think they want their viewers to think they have credibility. But if they made their show scientific I don't think they'd find anyone who exhibited psychic powers.

    They want people to believe because it brings in better ratings. Or that's my thought anyway.


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