The show Supernatural Selection started on November, 13 at 6.30 pm on TV-3. For the first time on Russian television notorious celebrity, psychic and artist, a new presidential hopeful Sergey Pahomov travelled Russian towns to find the strongest spiritualists of the nation. According to the show’s rules, best clairvoyants in town pose challenges for their fellow psychics concerning their weak spots and then grade them. The show started off at Nizhny Novgorod, where Pahom was thrilled by the city’s vibe. Supernatural Selection was shot around local sights, such as cableway, the confluence of the Volga and the Oka rivers, as well as the premises of abandoned Kuibyshev water-tower widely rumored to be a place for satanic ceremonies.
Sergey Pahomov, Supernatural Selection’s host: ‘Every town has its own traits helping to regain the feeling of the present. Nizhniy is an ecstatic town full of young energies. It is a place where people make arts and walk the streets. Nizhniy is a wholesome town, and it has its powerful and modern-day character. It has compelling protoenergy, The Volga is a very strong element, it rounds everything up itself. Nizhniy is a center for automobile industry. The energy of the town, water, and soil are perfectly embodied in the power of local cars, which we also explored in our show.’
Pahom is an eccentric showman, Internet famous, underground actor, avant garde musician, notorious artist, screenwriter, ‘root of good and evil’, ‘metaphysical gnome’, ‘foundation of creation’, ‘Renaissance man in the era of Regression’. Sergey Pahomov first declared his paranormal abilities at the Battle of Psychics show and shortly became its most popular contestant, but then he had to abruptly leave the program due to the personal issues. According to Pahom, Battle of Psychics hardened him on the inside, but still drained him out, and now his inner mentalist feels more like a ‘wise old man catching the summer sun’, he is now wise enough and more inclined to judge the contest of channellers.
The first season of Supernatural Selection comprised 6 cities, namely Tver, Tula, Ryazan, Voronezh, Nizhniy Novgorod and Kazan. According to the show’s rules, every town is filmed for 4 days. Every day 3 clairvoyants make tasks for the fourth to assess him/her. At the end they either get convinced in his or her abilities or label their rival as a fraud. By the end of the day they need to grade the psychic from 1 to 10. Pahom is to grade the contestants as well, but the participants and the audience will learn about his opinion at the end of each four episodes, where the best channeller in town is announced.