Meet the Next Acts Auditioning for ‘America’s Got Talent: Extreme’
America’s Got Talent: Extreme’s premiere was a ratings hit for NBC, bringing in close to 5 million viewers. The latest AGT spin-off provides a bigger stage for some of the most dangerous acts in the world. The contestants compete for a chance to win the $500,000 grand prize as well as the championship title.
The first episode was filled with cringeworthy acts that made viewers close their eyes and turn away. Even Simon Cowell dropped a couple of F-bombs as he watched contestants perform their death-defying acts. The February 28 episode of America’s Got Talent: Extreme is sure to only intensify as the competition continues.
Let’s take a look at some of the daredevils who are auditioning next.
This high-flyer and circus performer has been performing since he was 14 years old. As a youth he studied with Circus Smirkus, based in Vermont. Jade shares the Guinness World Record for longest high-wire walker with 18 other performers. With over 25 years of experience, Jade is the only performer to do a daredevil walk on a full controlled wire that is on fire.
The Flying Royals
The only criss-crossing flying trapeze act in the world. The Flying Royals are hoping to wow the audience with their innovative act. It has been over 20 years since an act of this nature has been performed. The Flying Royals is a troupe of multi-generational flying trapeze artists and students from circus schools. The group is led by Justin as well as April Chodkowski. Their style of performing was first created in the 50s.
Alfredo Silva’s Cage Riders
Fans of America’s Got Talent remember Alfredo as a member of Deadly Games. The duo which consisted of Alfredo as well as his wife Anna, were a knife throwing act on Season 11 of America’s Got Talent. The couple made it to the semifinals. They later came in the Bottom 7 when they competed on America’s Got Talent: Champions. Perhaps the third time is the charm for Alfredo. The daredevil is back with a new act. SPOILER ALERT – Alfredo Silva’s Cage Riders is host Terry Crews’s Golden Buzzer winners on tonight’s episode. Travis Pastrana was impressed with one of the riders who pulled off a “kiss of death.”
Hypnotist, illusionist, and escape artist Danny Zzzz has wowed audiences across the world. The entertainer has performed over 4,000 shows in North America. Danny mixes comedy with his act and has appeared in movies and television. Danny is used to competing on shows, he won over judges on Dragons Den, the Canadian version of Shark Tank. The perform has showcased his skills for Fortune 500 companies as well as spectators on the Las Vegas strip.
Diako is a Paris native who is known for his fancy rollerblading skills. The performer is a main attraction in the professional sport. He often draws huge crowds as he shows off his skills as well as for his high energy. The athlete has also won many competitions, including third place at Urban World Series.