“America’s Got Talent” head judge Simon Cowell loves acts which feature a death-defying stunt. On the episode set to air on June 12, he is left in awe after one of the most daring auditions ever in the 13-year history of the reality competition series. Escape artist Lord Nil struggles to free himself from a locked case as dozens of scorpions hang just inches from his head, ready to drop if he fails in his task. Watch his audition above to see if Lord Nil finds favor with the judges.
In this phase of “AGT,” an act must get at least three of the four judges (Cowell, Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum and Mel B ) to give them a “yes” vote if they are to advance to the next round. Conversely, if at least two judges buzz the act, it is immediately eliminated. Over the course of the auditions, each judge can hit the “golden buzzer” one time and send an act straight through to the live performances. Host Tyra Banks did just that in the premiere when she flipped for dance troupe Zurcaroh while Cowell did likewise for singer Michael Ketterer in the second episode.
At the end of a half dozen episodes devoted to auditions, “America’s Got Talent” will move on to the next stage of the competition. There will be four weeks of Judge Cuts beginning in July, followed by the series of live performance shows and results episodes.