During AGT Season 14, one act shocked the judges and proved that age is just a number. The duo Edson and Leon were 54 and 84, respectively, when they auditioned for the show with an amazing balancing act.
The judges weren’t quite sure what to make of the act at first, as the men didn’t reveal what their talent was until the last minute. Check out their crazy audition in the video below.
Edson & Leon Audition For ‘AGT’
The duo, from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, had a translator with them to talk to the judges. She revealed that the men had been friends for 14 years. Julianne Hough and Simon Cowell pointed out how much Leon looked like Carl from the movie Up.
Their audition, set to “Uptown Funk” by Bruno Mars, involved Edson balancing Leon in various poses you might not expect from an 84-year-old. The judges were amazed when Edson managed to balance Leon using just one hand as he stood up from the floor.
The judges and audience gave the pair a standing ovation. “I wanna be that strong when I’m that age!” host Terry Crews declared. Howie Mandel said they were better than some balancing acts half their age. Simon said they’re “exactly why we created this show.”
How Far Did This Balancing Act Go?
All four AGT judges voted to send Edson and Leon through to the Judge Cuts. They returned for another performance, this time themed to none other than the movie Up. Their translator got emotional as they revealed that this could be the “last chance” for Leon to share his talent.
The duo dressed as characters from the beloved Pixar movie, holding balloons as they performed their amazing balancing moves. Guest AGT judge Ellie Kemper was blown away. Unfortunately, they didn’t make it to the quarterfinals, and were eliminated from the competition.
Edson and Leon, who also go by the name Dupla O Tempo, unfortunately haven’t updated their social media since their time on AGT in 2019. However, if you want to watch another amazing performance of theirs, check out their appearance on Little Big Shots: Forever Young.