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Will Shemika Campbell Prove Limbo is Extreme Enough for ‘AGT: Extreme’?

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AGT: Extreme publishes Shemika Campbell’s limbo dance audition prior to their third episode. After being called a fun party act on AGT, can she prove limbo dancing is extreme? Unlike other early releases, this video ends before judges react to the act.


AGT: Extreme returns to NBC on monday night for its third episode of auditions. After redefining extreme in the past weeks, the series has shared an early release audition for Monday night’s episode. In the video, 29 year old Shemika Campbell takes to the AGT: Extreme stage.

The contestant was born in trinidad and tobago and comes from a family of limbo dancers. After growing up in the talented family, she knew limbo was also her calling. She joined her family’s band as a limbo dancer at the age of 14.

This limbo dancer auditioned for America’s Got Talent prior to AGT: Extreme. She auditioned for seasons six and 12, but made it the furthest on her first attempt. After a successful audition, she returned in the judge cut round and was eliminated. Simon Cowell originally loved her performance, but called it a fun party act in the second round.


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Shemika shared that limbo is an extreme act because the human body isn’t made to bend the way she does. A lot of stretching and working out goes into her act. After failing on America’s Got Talent, she’s back to redeem herself and earn the title of champion of AGT: Extreme.

The Limbo Dancer’s Act is Pretty Slow

When the judges first show up to the outdoor arena, they immediately notice two vehicles surrounded by lights. As soon as she took to the stage, Cowell recognized her, but couldn’t remember what happened prior to the show. After she reminded him, she shared that her talent has been taken to the next level. To prove that she’s not a kids party act, she added flames and another vehicle.

Shemika is a three time Guiness World Record Holder for limbo. She currently holds the world record for limboing underneath two vehicles. The limbo dancer began her audition by limboing underneath the judges desk. Then, she limboed underneath two cars and under three bars lit on fire.


The video ends after Shemika’s audition concludes. Unlike other early releases, fans don’t get to see what the judges said before the show. If I had to guess, I’d say that one of the judges will vote no on her act. Last episode we saw Cowell give a no to The Flying Royals trapeze group for their lack of excitement and personality, so I wouldn’t be surprised if this is similar. Even though Shemika has a great talent, I think it was too slow and too hard to see. This is an extreme talent, but one of the judges might say it’s extremely boring.

Tune into AGT: Extreme on NBC at 8 p.m. on Monday night to see how the judges react to this audition.

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