Married trapeze act Mary and Tyce, aka Duo Transcend, returned to the “America’s Got Talent” stage during Tuesday’s Judge Cuts 1 episode after previously wowing America in their June 19 audition. Because of his progressive eye disease, Tyce has trouble seeing, which adds a layer of danger to their act. This time around, however, things did not go according to plan. Guest judge Ken Jeong and regulars Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Mel B and Heidi Klum all watched in horror as Mary fell between Tyce’s arms and slipped out of his hands. Luckily Mary didn’t break any bones as she hit a padded mat below, and she even asked to do the trick again. Watch the “Americas Got Talent” performance video above and then read the judges’ comments below.
Ken: “It’ not ‘America’s Got Perfection.’ This is ‘America’s Got Talent.’ No one can do this. I mean, it’s okay.”
Simon: “Look, I think just picking up on what Ken said, I don’t think there’s ever been a singer on any of our competitions who’s been note perfect. So it doesn’t make them not amazing. It makes them human. The consequences on this are slightly worse than falling off-key, whereas you nearly broke your neck. And the fact that you’re nearly blind makes this incredible.”
Mel: “Everything about it — the music, the suspense, the fire — just incredible! And yes, you both did take my advice, you stepped up your game higher than I ever could have suspected. Ever.”
Howie: “You almost got hurt very badly and your first thought was, ‘Let me do that again.’ Only on ‘America’s Got Talent’ does that happen.”
Heidi: “I see so much passion. Passion between the two of you, passion in the craft that you have. [You’re] really doing something different, we can see that.”
Later in the night the judges made the easy call to advance Duo Transcend to the live shows, meaning “AGT” fans will soon see their journey continue at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Were YOU wowed by Duo Transcend’s performance? Let us know down in the comments section.
During his “AGT” live blog, our recapper John Benutty wrote, “Tonight they were suspended high in the air, doing flips and holds as well as drop-and-catches all set against a backdrop of fire on the stage and culminating in a moment where Tyce, blindfolded, was set to catch Mary once more but she slipped through his grasp and landed safely on the pad below them. The judges were sympathetic to the falter and stressed that every act doesn’t have to be perfect because what they had already done was incredible enough.”