Grafton's AGT Mind-Reader Thinking About Next Move

Eric Dittelman says he has been 'pretty busy' since last Wednesday night's show.

Eric Dittelman is thinking, after weeks of national fame for his mind-reading skills.

Last Wednesday night, the alum and Grafton resident made his final appearance on NBC's "America's Got Talent." He was among 24 semi-finalists competing for the grand prize -- $1 million and headlining a Las Vegas show. However, he was not among three finalists chosen last week. Three more will be chosen at 8 tonight.

Dittelman said Wednesday he has been "pretty busy" since last Wednesday night.

"I'm still coming down from the whole experience. I'm taking a little bit of time thinking about the future," the 2003 WHS grad said during a telephone interview.

"There's definitely some cool opportunities coming down for me."

Last Wednesday night's show was "kind of surreal," Dittelman said.

After reaching the semi-finals, "I knew it was going to be tough" to make the final six, he said.

"All of the other contestants were so supportive, There was a lot of great talent, all rooting for each other to do well," Dittelman said.

The three judges, Howie Mandel, Sharon Osborne and Howard Stern, also praised Dittelman after his semi-final performance, which included Stern coloring a drawing of himself and then Dittelman revealing a second drawing -- colored the same way.

"Especially in show business, there's that phrase: 'You always want to leave them wanting more.' Well, I did that, based on the responses I've been getting," he said.

The mind reader felt the admiration from back home as well.

"Everyone has been so supportive. That's what I really take from all of this," Dittelman said.

"It's nice to see the whole community and all of my friends and family giving me all of their support."

The judges suggested Dittelman market himself as "Dittelman."

"I will always be Eric to my friends and family, but I can see how that can benefit me on the professional level," he said.

Dittelman said he plans to continue performing for college crowds.

He's rooting for comedian Tom Cotter on AGT. Cotter grew up in Massachusetts, and they became "pretty close" on the show, Dittelman said.

“I knew he was rooting for me. He has a lot of respect for what I do,” said Dittelman, who will be live tweeting at EDittelman during tonight's show.


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