Local 'mystifier' still in 'Talent' pool

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When “mystifer” Mike Super returns to the Radio City Music Hall stage tonight for the live semifinals of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” he might be going it alone.

Mr. Super, a Clairton native who lives in Peters, wowed judges in early rounds with the help of his “spirit” friend, Desmond. But in the quarterfinals, Howard Stern said he was tired of what he deemed an affectation, and Mr. Super fell short of qualifying for the semis.

Last week, however, Howie Mandel used a wildcard pick to bring Mr. Super back.

“I was so excited and grateful that Howie Mandel chose me,” he said. “The fact that he sees my potential and is a fan is surreal.”

As for Mr. Stern’s advice?

“I’m all for giving the audience what they want, and Howard is a very vocal audience member. So I am going to honor his wishes a bit and make Desmond take a back seat for a bit.”

“America’s Got Talent,” which offers a prize of $1 million, airs Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 9 p.m.

Maria Sciullo: msciullo@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1478 or @MariaSciulloPG.

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