‘Go-Big Show’ Acrobat Proves Age is Just a Number with Dangerous Act
Go-Big Show Season 2 returned on Thursday night with a new batch of extreme acts. The episode kicked off with a nail-biting performance from The Amazing Sladek, who proved that age is just a number by performing an incredible acrobatic act at age 63.
63-Year-Old Acrobat Performs Dangerous ‘Go-Big Show’ Act
Sladek introduced himself to the judges as “America’s oldest daredevil acrobat” at 63 years old. During his routine, he turned himself into a “human Jenga” by balancing on a tower of chairs without a safety net. Sladek also made it clear that they were normal wooden chairs that didn’t lock into each other.
The Go-Big Show judges were on the edge of their seats during the performance, as Sladek climbed higher and higher and the stack of chairs swayed underneath him. Host Bert Kreischer pointed out that the tower looked at least 25 feet high. The crowd gasped with each chair he added.
To make it even more impressive, Sladek did a handstand when he reached the top of the tower. He said he hoped to get a standing ovation from at least one judge, and he got it from Jennifer Nettles.
The Judges Were Amazed by Sladek’s Act
T-Pain expressed how nervous he was for Sladek, saying he “didn’t trust any structural integrity of anything on that stage at all.” Nettles, meanwhile, told Sladek that he knew “when to make it feel anxious, and yet you are in control the whole time.”
Sladek got emotional listening to the judges’ praise, saying it “touches my heart.” When it came time for the Go-Big Show judges to give him a score, Sladek received a 91. Nettles was especially generous, giving him a 94 and saying she loved his act.
The acrobat was up against a skateboarder named Beaver Fleming. The judges felt that Beaver held back a bit in his routine, and they ended up giving him a score of 75. That means that Sladek is going to the Semifinals.