Exclusive: Diabolo Duo Spyros Bros Turned Down ‘AGT All-Stars’ to Perform With The NBA
It’s no surprise that some fan favorites were unable to take part in the first season of America’s Got Talent All-Stars. One of those groups is Spyros Bros from season 15 of America’s Got Talent. In an exclusive statement, the group explained the real reason they didn’t appear on the series.
For those who may not remember, Spyros Bros consists of brothers Marco Angelo and Marc Albert. They were 25 and 23 years old at the time of their audition. Once on stage, the duo performed a diabolo routine, featuring diabolo spins and tosses in the air. They continued on into the competition until they were eliminated in the semifinals alongside Dance Town Family.
Spyros Bros Are Set to Perform In Upcoming NBA All Star Weekend
With a series like AGT All-Stars, fans dying to know why some of their favorite acts didn’t compete. According to the group, they were invited to join the series a week before the show began filming in October 2022.
“Of course in the moment we told him we were definitely interested,” they said. “But because in
October we have already been contracted & committed to perform halftime for several NBA
teams, we just couldn’t do AGT All Stars.”
In present day, the Spyros Bros have several NBA performances coming up. The brothers will appear as the halftime performer during the NBA All Star Weekend Celebrity Basketball Game on February 17 at 7 p.m. ET. Later in the weekend, they will perform a two minute performances during one of the timeouts or quarter breaks during the NBA All Star Game on February 19 at 8 p.m. ET. Fans who attend in person will be able to take in bonus entertainment.
If you haven’t seen Spyros Bros’ perform before, their act is “a unique, high energy experience, featuring precision tricks combined with incredible LED Lights.” The group says that new fans “are in for a shock,” while AGT fans “will be in for a treat.”
Unfortunately, their performances will only be televised live on NBA’s paid subscription NBA League Pass. In the future, they plan to post clips of the performance to their YouTube channel.
The Group Has Excelled Since Their Time on AGT
While talking about their upcoming performance, the duo explained that their endeavours with the NBA began soon after their time on AGT. According to the group, the NBA show coordinator reached out to them after their AGT semifinals performance.
“They said they saw us on AGT and told us that we will be perfect
for halftime shows,” they said. “We kept in contact for a whole year without any performances (because of COVID).”
After the NBA All Star Weekend, Spyros Bros is set to perform for various NBA and college teams around the USA. In addition, they’re looking forward to their next international performance, since their last was in Taiwan in 2019 before AGT and COVID.
They Reflect on Their Got Talent Journey
Even though AGT All-Stars didn’t align for the Spyros Bros this time around, they did clarify that they would be willing to joined the show again in the future. When first invited to join the series, they were hoping to juggle both opportunities.
“Before AGT called us, we have already committed to perform for multiple NBA teams a month ahead in October. Timing just wasn’t there,” they said. “We wish we could’ve done both but you know how TV production is. They can call at any time throughout October and we couldn’t give that commitment to AGT All-Stars.”
For fans hoping to see Spyros Bros on another talent show, the group says that an international Got Talent appearance may be in the future. They’re hoping to appear on another one of these shows, since AGT was only the beginning for them.
Since appearing on AGT in 2020, they’re progressed themselves not only as performers, but as social media personalities. They currently have 200,000 subscribers on YouTube and 500,000 followers on TikTok. Alongside their performances, they began selling their own diabolos.
“Being your own boss is challenging, but in the end your hard work pays off,” they said. “We have been performing halftime shows across the USA for about 1.5 years after COVID. People recognize us from AGT and they are more in awe watching our performances LIVE as compared to on a digital screen.”