Sigh, yes Australia, you love it! Last week, two of these ‘psychics’ went home on our almighty quest to find The One – Australia’s Most Gifted Psychic. But don’t get me wrong, I look forward to this show every week! There’s nothing more satisfying to see one or more of these contestants faces when sceptic Richard tells them they aren’t The One!
Andrew welcomes us to the show and there’s a smashed up red car in the background with a weird thing on the stage. He tells us that tonight, the psychics will be asked to feel violence and anger; which goes hand in hand with road rage.
With that, we head to a clip of a car yard where a buff nut starts tearing apart a car! It is the same red car as we see in the background of the stage. That ‘thing’ on the stage is actually holding a set of bats, all of which hit the red car at some stage, but only one was used by the buff nut.
It’s not a bat sorry, it is a sledge hammer.
The task is to simply match the hammer with Jason, the buff nut!
Debbie is first and she is given permission to touch Jason. She goes to touch Jason and then touches the hammers. She guesses hammer 4 straight away, which is the correct answer. Stacey calls this a wonderful confirmation and Richard was also a little convinced despite the good chance of getting it right.
Next up is Anthony who babbles on a bit before guessing that it is either one of two hammers. He goes for number 6 which is incorrect. Heidi is next and she picks five which is off by one! Greg is next and he picks four which is right on the money!
Richard says the odds of two people getting it right is 26% which is quite large if you think about it. Stacey says this isn’t about statistics; this is about people being able to do it.
Salvatore is next and thinks either 4 or 6. He ends up going for 6 which is wrong.
After the break, it is Katrina who has a go and she is looking for an energetic connection like the rest of them have been using.
She thinks it is either 4 or 5 but she ends up going for 4 which is correct as we all know. Stacey doesn’t see this as spooky, just people who can do what they can. Richard says it is only just a little surprising but Jason isn’t spooked at all.
Maria is last and while she thinks she already has a number, she still wants to feel Jason, haha. Jason is now cracking up as this girl who has been single for eight years ponders around him. She thinks 3 and stays with it despite wanting to feel him again. She is wrong, but she is happy to have got a feel out of it.
Andrew gets Jason to stay on stage while Maria is still out back.
Stacey and Richard then debate whether psychics are human but Richard does say he was a little surprised.
To their next challenge and a body is hidden in the boot of a car in the middle of a public carpark. The psychics are given an outline of the 55 car filled carpark and an item belonging to the ‘victim’.
Katrina is first and she remains around the right car before veering off a bit, and then a lot.
She goes to one car but her guides tell her to go back. She does go back, but not quite to the right car. She isn’t too happy. Richard does call it a good start but reveals that there aren’t 55 cars as they eliminated a few.
Stacey says that because she found the right general area, her information would be beneficial to police.
After the break, it is time for the next contestant to step up for the challenge. That person is Heidi.
She is pulled towards the same car as Katrina (but of course, it is wrong). All the time, she seems to remain close to the right car except for when she went to cover her base. She then turns around to stare at the right car, but gets it wrong, choosing the same car as Katrina.
She was disappointed about that, but that was quite good. Can good-hit Debbie find the right car tonight?
She begins by scaling the park but is drawn to the same car as Katrina and Heidi. She then goes straight to the right car and even gets a buzz from it. She keeps walking but feels nothing. She goes back to the right car and I’m just like, bloody choose it!
She goes for the wrong car (the same as Katrina and Heidi) but she is happy to have nailed the car. Richard acknowledges that the chance that Heidi, Katrina and Heidi choosing the same car is 1% and Stacey wants to know what’s in the chosen car.
Salvatore is next and he is drawn to a red car. He doesn’t feel a big energy around the actual car, but is drawn back to it. He goes for the car behind it and it horrified by how close he was.
Maria is next and she is still around the general area but does she find the car? No, actually she was quite far away.
Stacey and Richard notices how close this is and are not looking forward to the decision ahead. Anthony is next and he is drawn to a white car next to a red car. He finds one but is not feeling any pull. It is the car Salvatore chose but he does narrowly come close to the right car. Can he guess right?
He chooses the white car and is surprised to know he is standing in the correct car park as the right car despite choosing the wrong car.
Stacey explains that ‘pull’ means a kinaesthetic feeling towards a certain object.
Greg is last and it again drawn towards the correct area. He looks straight at the right car and is confident about it. He goes to scale the area just in case he gets something. He gets a few other cars, but no pull, so he goes to the correct car and… YEP! Absolutely correct. He is astonished by this; but he shouldn’t be. Surely he should know this would happen.
Richard calls it surprising but said he would be surprised if he won a raffle. Stacey is offended by the comparison and details the amount of close calls the psychics got.
So to the last game, psychic lost and found. Seven people in the audience have leant something special to them (jewellery or whatnot) and the psychics need to match one item to one audience member.
Maria is first and says it is not her type of thing. She dribbles on a bit but gets the wrong person however he is sitting in front of the people she thought it belonged to. She guessed that the item represented a life changing moment for the owner which the owner revealed is correct. And he is a sceptic.
Richard thinks she made a few generalisations and didn’t get the right person. Stacey says she got a hit.
Heidi is next and utters the words, ‘zest for life’ and goes to the same people Maria was drawn to. The person it does relate to says Heidi did not get anything right and Richard is not impressed at all.
Anthony is next and he believes his item is a hand me down. He believes it belongs to a Maria or a Marie. He asks a group of girls if that makes sense. The item is a broach or a pendant and it does NOT belong to the ladies down the front. Did anything resonate with person? Well, it was a hand me down.
After the break, it is time for Debbie who has been doing well thus far. She feels sick in the stomach when she tunes into the item and feels as if it has something to do with children. She doesn’t get the person right but does get the worry wart problem right. The person is impressed with her.
Salvatore is next and he goes to someone straight away but it is not their ring. Nothing really resonates with the person it belongs to and Richard pulls up the fact Salvatore was giving the person he went to first the task of finding out about the ring.
Greg is next and is drawn to someone and feels someone in their life is pregnant (which is quite right) and a name with the letter M in it is also important (her sister’s name is Maria). But it is the wrong person, and the owner of the jewellery does not connect to anything Greg has said.
Andrew thinks it was a good reading by Greg to the person (despite that person being the false owner) but Richard accuses the questions he asked as being too general. Stacey disagrees.
Katrina I think is last and is feeling ‘sewing’ and ‘young’ with ‘wicker basket’ and guesses whether it connects to someone in one of the sections. It does connect to someone, but it isn’t her ring.
The owner does find connections to what Katrina was talking about.
After the break, it is time for the elimination and again, Andrew hints at a double.
Stacey goes to Greg and compliments his work at guessing the hammer and the car. With that, Richard confirms that he might be the one.
Katrina and Debbie are called up next and are also complimented before being told that they might be the one.
Heidi and Salvatore are called up next and Stacey loves how they work but is concerned by their consistency and accuracy. Still, one of them may be the one.
That leaves Maria and Anthony. Maria is branded as fun but inaccurate while Anthony is branded inconsistent and inaccurate. He will definitely be going home tonight, I reckon!
Maria and Anthony are told that it will only be a single elimination tonight; and the person going home is… Maria! As a sceptic, this still doesn’t shock me. Eliminate the lot I say.
So they were able to cram a lot of stuff in which actually affected editing. There were a few times where they chopped a little bit too much off the start of a scene and you could tell that the scene was pasted together (for example, when Andrew introduced some of the contestants for challenge one, he began to speak as soon as the camera was centred on him which signified that this scene was not following directly on from the scene before).
Still, these psychics seem to be getting better which is something I didn’t think would happen, so let’s see if this trend continues next week.
Courtney’s Verdict: 8.2/10