Daredevil Sets Himself on Fire in ‘Go-Big Show’ Semifinals
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Go-Big Show returned for the first episode of Semifinals on Thursday night, as six contestants battled for one coveted spot in the finale. One of the most memorable acts of the night came from Kamakazie Kid, who set himself on fire in a scary stunt.
‘Go-Big Show’ Semifinals Includes Scary Fire Stunt
Levi Troutman, aka Kamakazie Kid, made it through his audition by default after his competitors unexpectedly left the competition. In the Semifinals, he said he wanted to prove that he didn’t just get lucky by getting through to the next round.
For his first performance, Levi dressed like a crash test dummy and drove into a stack of cars. This week, he heated things up with a dangerous stunt in which he set himself on fire and broke his own record of running through 10 flaming gates.
Levi made it through 11 flaming gates while his own jumpsuit was on fire. He collapsed at the end of the stunt and was sprayed with fire extinguishers. Levi took a moment to get up off the floor, worrying host Bert Kreischer, who thought something might have gone wrong.
Luckily, Levi was okay at the end of the stunt, and he stood up unharmed. Cody Rhodes said his performance was “what the Semifinals is all about.”
Did Kamakazie Kid Deserve to Go to the Finals?
Levi was up against two other contestants in the first matchup of the night. First, Manu Lataste returned to perform his bull-jumping act, stepping things up by tying his legs together. Levi was also up against amateur escape artist Andrew Parker, whose act involved snakes, scorpions, and bugs.
After seeing all three performances, the judges gave Levi a score of 84 and Andrew a score of 86. Neither of them were high enough to beat Manu (score of 97) for a potential spot in the Finals. However, Jennifer Nettles told Levi that he was “thrilling, thrilling to watch.”
Do you think Levi deserved a spot in the Finals for Thursday’s performance? Let us know in the comments.