‘AGT’ Sneak Peek: Grab The Tissues For This Emotional Shadow Performance

Jill O'Rourke | Talent Recap

The musicians might get a lot of the attention, but AGT also features some unique acts from various other talents we’re not used to seeing every day. That includes shadow performance. In a new sneak peek from Tuesday’s upcoming episode, a group called Verba Shadow tells an emotional story using silhouettes.

As the group explained before their performance, they met nine years ago at school in Ukraine. Although they didn’t win their first local talent show, they continued to perform together. For their AGT audition, they chose to tell a poignant love story.


Set to “Love Me Like You Do,” the performance depicts a couple falling in love, getting married, and having a child together. But the happiness doesn’t last long, as the husband goes off to war. We won’t spoil what happens next, but you might want to grab the tissues before you watch.

The performers used props, as well as their bodies, to create the images needed to tell the story. That included creating the shape of a helicopter with a spinning person as the propeller, as well as the giant silhouette of a soldier giving a salute. The judges and audience gave the group a standing ovation.

This isn’t the first shadow act to appear on the America’s Got Talent stage. Recently, a group called Attraction appeared on AGT: The Champions after winning Britain’s Got Talent. (Check out their performance above.) Other groups who used shadows in their performances include Blue Journey from Season 9 and Catapult Entertainment from Season 8.

We’ll have to watch the new episode of AGT, Tuesday night on NBC, to find out what the judges had to say about Verba Shadow. Do you think they can make it far this season? Let us know in the comments.


Jill O'Rourke
Jill O'Rourke

Jill O’Rourke is a contributor at Talent Recap, writing news stories and recaps for shows like ‘AGT,’ ‘The Voice,’ and ‘American Idol.’ She graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in English and Film Studies, and has been writing about pop culture since 2012, with previous bylines at Crushable and A Plus. Jill spends her free time binge-watching sitcoms and daydreaming about life as a hobbit

Comments are closed.

Subscribe for Latest Update!
Join the Fun!!