The CA Wildcats are taking cheerleading to a whole new level on AGT this season. In a sneak peek of Tuesday’s episode, the Texas team puts on a high-flying routine for the judges.
The group had to perform without an audience due to COVID-19 concerns, but they made it work even without a cheering crowd. Check out their amazing audition in the video below.
The CA Wildcats are from Plano, Texas. Rather than cheering for a particular sports team or school, the group describes themselves as “more like a club.” They compete against other cheerleading teams, and are made up of several age groups.
The oldest member of the group is almost 30, while the youngest member is 13. Before their performance, judge Sofia Vergara told them the panel would be “cheering” for them in place of the audience. Howie Mandel joked, “I think they’re gonna be cheering for us.”
The team went on to show off some incredible back flips and acrobatic moves. The show made sure to slow down the big moments to show just how high some of the members were jumping. Although we’ll have to wait until Tuesday to know how they did, the judges seemed to love it.
The Wildcats are part of the Cheer Athletics program, which has locations across the United States. The program has thousands of athletes competing on more than 80 teams. They’ve also won 17 World Championships.
They’re not the first cheerleading team to appear on a Got Talent show. For instance, in 2017, the Coventry Dynamite cheerleaders impressed the BGT judges. In Season 5 of AGT, an LGBT cheerleading team called Cheer SF made it to the quarterfinals.
However, a cheerleading team has never won America’s Got Talent. Could that change this season? We’ll have to wait and see.
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