Do you believe someone can read your mind? Well, 34-year-old Israeli mentalist Lior Suchard actually can. Delving into your innermost thoughts, Suchard claims to know what you are going to say even before you do. His stunning performances of mind reading, thought influencing, predicting and telekinesis have earned him international acclaim as a global supernatural entertainer and mentalist from members of the public, top CEOs worldwide, world leaders including former US President Bill Clinton and Hollywood celebrities.
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“It’s the most amazing thing I saw in my life. And I’ve seen a lot!” legendary talk show host Larry King said about Suchard. Oscar-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio was even more emphatic, “Holy $%#&! That was just awesome.”
Not a magic trick
“This is not a magic trick,” Suchard explained to a national TV audience during his guest appearance last week on America’s Late Late Show with James Corden on CBS. “I am a mentalist. I use my five senses to create the experience of a sixth sense. So, I use lots of techniques from psychology to body language reading, to influencing, to do interesting experiments – but only for good. That’s what I do when I am performing. I get audience participation and people are blown away.”
Suchard then proceeded to demonstrate his unique abilities by guessing musician Harry Connick Jr’s secret bank account PIN number and getting the studio audience to draw the same image.
Revealing Kim Kardashian’s first kiss
Suchard, who has left live audiences in awe around the globe, has performed in more than 50 countries and been featured on numerous TV specials. He became a regular guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, stunning guests including James Spader, Kim Kardashian, Zac Efron and others. Other memorable TV appearances saw him amaze the legendary Larry King in a one on one special and almost reduce an astonished Barbra Walters to tears on The View. He also was able to tell the world the name of the lucky guy who got Kim Kardashian’s first kiss.
Working with Barbra Streisand
Legendary singer Barbra Streisand met Suchard five years ago when he performed at a charity event she attended. He asked her to think of any song in the world and he guessed it correctly. Streisand was amazed and the two started talking about the power of the mind and Suchard’s abilities to understand how people think. Several weeks later, Suchard was invited by Streisand’s long-time manager to perform at her surprise 70th birthday party in Los Angeles. During that visit he and Streisand became friends. This summer, Suchard was invited by Streisand to join her on her nine-city North American tour, wowing her audiences in the process.
“There really are things which defy explanation,” Streisand said in a tour press release. “When I first experienced Lior’s mental gifts, I knew I was in the presence of someone extraordinary. Each time our paths cross, I’m more and more fascinated by how he does what he does.”
Capitvating the business world too
CEOs of the world’s top companies regularly book Suchard to perform and host business events to draw in potential customers or motivate employees with his unique display of mind-reading trickery and humor. He has also been invited to attend more intimate, crucial business meetings both by businessmen and politicians as a way of breaking the ice. Attesting to Suchard’s talents, Microsoft CEO Steve Balmer offered the following testimonial on Suchard’s website, “Everyone should have ‘The Suchard experience’. I’ve never seen anything like it.”
The next Uri Geller?
Born in Tel Aviv, the youngest of three sons of an entrepreneur and a secretary, Suchard was around seven-years-old when he first started realizing he had special abilities. His two older brothers were his guinea pigs. He’d ask them to think of numbers or have him guess in which hand they were hiding something.
After he graduated from high school, Suchard did his mandatory three years in the Israeli army where he was a combat soldier. In an interview with the Huffington Post in 2011, Suchard said, “I can’t say any more, but the army took advantage of my skills.”
Suchard has been called the heir apparent to Uri Geller, the self-described Israeli “mystifier” who gained fame bending spoons seemingly only with the power of his mind. In fact, Suchard was the winner on a TV show featuring Geller called The Successor. On Suchard’s website, Geller is quoted as saying, “I sought a great performer who would deeply impress me, and I found Lior Suchard.”
Israelis are the most skeptical
Suchard told the Huffington Post that he’s used to skepticism. “I understand that if you take all the entertainment, jokes and funny things off what I do, it’s a frightening thing. Most people are rational and look for rational explanations. And Israelis are the most skeptical people in the world. They don’t believe anything. The pattern of my life was set in Israel. Everyone wanted to test me. So I am used to it.”
So, how does he do it?
The most common question Suchard gets asked in interview is, “How do you do it?” He smiles and replies, “If I tell you, I’d have to kill you.” Suchard jokes that once during a performance in a major Las Vegas casino an audience member shouted out “How do you do it?” Suchard gave his standard comedic reply, “If I tell you, I’d have to kill you.” The audience member paused for a second then said, “In that case, could you just tell my wife?”
Photos and videos: LiorSuchard.com, YouTube