Tuesday, February 5, 2013
He seeks votes for Fastest Rising Star.
Westborough native and mind reader Eric Dittelman is asking his audience to vote for him in a magazine contest. Dittelman posted on his Facebook page today that he's been nominated for Fastest Rising Star in the 2013 Campus Activities Magazine Reader's Choice Awards. The Westborough High School alum and Grafton resident was a semi-finalist on NBC's "America's Got Talent" this summer. He has since performed twice in Westborough: at Westborough High on Dec. 12, and at Congregation B'Nai Shalom's "A Night of Amazement" on Jan. 12.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
The mind-reading 'America's Got Talent' semi-finalist performed at his alma mater Wednesday night.
Mind-reader Eric Dittelman didn't need his talent to predict the crowd's reaction to his show in the Westborough High School auditorium Wednesday night. The 2003 WHS graduate and Grafton resident heard lots of laughs and applause from the stage. Dittelman gained national acclaim this summer on NBC's "America's Got Talent," where he became one of 24 semi-finalists competing for the grand prize -- $1 million and headlining a Las Vegas show. Dittelman will follow-up Wednesday night's show with a second Westborough performance next month. He'll appear at "A Night of Amazement," Congregation B'nai Shalom's largest annual fundraiser, from 7 to 11 p.m. Jan. 12 at the Sheraton Framingham. Advance reservations are $50, with students 14 and older …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
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 Westborough High School 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 …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Mind-reader Eric Dittelman, a Grafton resident, was not chosen for the finals.
Westborough native and mind-reader Eric Dittelman's run on NBC's "America's Got Talent" ended Wednesday night. Musician William Close, comedian Tom Cotter and "SandStory Artist" Joe Castillo advanced to the finals, one night after the first 12 of 24 semi-finalists performed and viewers voted. Voting ended at 5 a.m. Eastern Wednesday. Ventriloquist Todd Oliver was fourth. Judge Howard Stern voted for him, and Sharon Osbourne voted for Castillo. Howie Mandel broke the tie. The remaining 12 semi-finalists will compete for the remaining three spots in the finals next Tuesday night, host Nick Cannon said. The champion wins $1 million, he said. Dittelman, now of Grafton, was among the top 48 contestants this season. Wednesday night's show had …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
The Grafton resident was among 12 semi-finalists competing Tuesday night for a spot in the show's finals.
Mind-reader Eric Dittelman told the judges and audience of NBC's "America's Got Talent" Tuesday night that he has a vision. "If you put me through to the finale, I've got a finale for you guys," Dittelman said after performing in the semi-finals. The Grafton resident and Westborough native was among 12 semi-finalists competing to reach the show's finals. People could vote for Dittelman at 1-866-60-AGT-06 and text "vote" or at NBC.com, with a limit of 10 times per option. Voting ended at 5 a.m. Eastern today. The three acts receiving the most votes after the show will advance. The next episode airs at 9 tonight. "They had to be good to get here," judge Howie Mandel said during Tuesday night's introduction. Dittelman ("The judges just want …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Eric Dittelman, a Westborough native and Grafton resident, is scheduled to appear on the talent show tonight, July 24.
If you're a fan of America's Got Talent, you likely saw Westborough native Eric Dittelman impressing the judges by correctly describing, while blind-folded, drawn images that were held over his head. Among those he impressed? Howard Stern, who drew a self-portrait that Dittelman identified while blind-folded. Dittelman, a "mind-reader" from Westborough who lives in Grafton, is one of 48 contestants competing for a $1 million prize. The 27-year-old graduated in 2003 from Westborough High School. On his website, he wrote that he quickly became interested in improv and "all things comedy," and has had a "lifelong passion for mystery performance." While attending Ithaca College, he honed his skills on and around campus with various improv and …