We may be in America’s Got Talent “limbo” at the moment, still reeling from Season 14 but eagerly awaiting The Champions Season 2 (and for some lucky fans, the AGT: Live! show next month!) but that just makes it the perfect time to go down memory lane and reminisce about all the cool talent we saw this year! Today’s topic? Danger acts!
Daring and Dangerous Acts On ‘AGT’
AGT recently uploaded a video to their YouTube channel highlighting the most prominent danger acts of Season 14, The Human Fuse and Bir Khalsa.
The Human Fuse On ‘AGT’
As you might expect from an act called The Human Fuse, Brian Miser auditioned for AGT by setting himself on fire! He was shown to pass forward to the next round, but was nowhere to be seen when it came time for Judge Cuts.
A lot of the danger acts requiring an offstage performance space leave the show in this way (it’s not clear whether he was eliminated from the competition or simply chose to withdraw) and there’s always plenty of debate over whether or not this type of performance is even a “real act”. But whether or not you believe this kind of thing fits on America’s Got Talent, there is a place for it in the entertainment world; Brian is a circus performer and his stunts have earned him a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Bir Khalsa On ‘AGT’
Bir Khalsa stuck around a little while longer than The Human Fuse, competing in both Judge Cuts and the quarter-finals of Season 14. Their audition and Judge Cuts performances were very similar, with both consisting of one member being blindfolded and smashing fruit surrounding another member with a big, scary weapon.
But just as we thought the shtick would get old during the live shows, their act suddenly delivered a major upgrade. Not only was there the usual blindfolded fruit-smashing, but now there were blindfolded chainsaw stunts!
The thing with the danger acts on AGT is that no matter how good they are (and Bir Khalsa was honestly one of the best) there’s always going to be a significant portion of the audience who simply can’t stomach the scarier acts and therefore it’s much more difficult for them to gain strong voter support. But in other parts of the world, it’s a different story; Bir Khalsa may have been eliminated in the AGT quarter-finals, but they finished as the runner-up act on the second season of India’s Got Talent!
Are you a fan of the more daring and dangerous talent show acts? Tell us in the comments below!