Sandou Trio Russian Bar: 6 Facts About This Unique ‘AGT Champions’ Act
This season of AGT: The Champions features several returning acts from past AGT seasons, including Sandou Trio Russian Bar. The group is performing tonight in the hope of becoming the ultimate champion.
The group brings a unique spin to the talent of Russian bar, which involves acrobatic tricks using a balance beam. Read on to find out more about this amazing, dangerous act.
5 Facts About Sandou Trio Russian Bar
The Sandou Trio is a family act
Cassie Sandou (from Price, Utah) was a concert pianist and gymnast from a young age. She met her husband Konstantin (originally from Moldova) while performing in San Antonio, Texas. Along with Konstantin’s brother Sergei, they put together a Russian bar act. The trio performed as part of Britney Spears’ Circus Tour in 2009.
They competed on ‘AGT’ Season 6
During the group’s time on the show in 2011, they performed some incredibly risky routines. In one performance, Cassie flipped in the air and landed on the bar while holding flaming batons. In another round, she performed on top of a bed of nails.
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They were buzzed in the ‘AGT’ semifinals
In a strange twist, the group’s semifinals performance didn’t involve the bar at all. Instead, it featured Cassie singing and playing piano while hanging upside down. Piers Morgan buzzed them, saying it was the “biggest suicide mission we’ve ever had on the show.” It was in this round that the group was eliminated.
They appeared in ‘The Greatest Showman’
The group appeared on the big screen as circus performers in the 2017 Hugh Jackman musical. They have also appeared in the FX show Baskets, and are part of the show Celestia in Las Vegas, which also features AGT alums Deadly Games.
Cassie and Konstantin Sandou’s 2 kids
Mama Sandou trains her little children and they are already little rock stars ready to give their parents a completion or even better, join the group in the future!
Cassie was planning to retire before ‘AGT Champions’
In an interview ahead of their appearance on AGT: The Champions this season, Cassie revealed that she was going to retire from Russian bar before the show called. “When we got the call to come back and do Champions,” she said, “it kind of put a fire back in our belly, and I just knew that I wasn’t done.”
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“We’re champions, and we don’t give up on things,” she continued, “and we’re not finished. And you can continue to do things that you love to do, even after having kids and your life changes. You can still do the things that you know you can do.”