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Date: 2018-07-19

Video: The Trapeze Stunt That Went Wrong On America

Video: The Trapeze Stunt That Went Wrong On America

Video: The Trapeze Stunt That Went Wrong On America

We all love to watch those risky acts on America's Got Talent usually involving darts, a cannon or even someone hanging from the roof but we convince ourselves that nothing could go wrong.

.. right?

The America's Got Talent fans never see what happens behind the scenes of those acts where things do go wrong, with people getting dropped or falling, because they perfect everything before they get to the show.

While trapeze artists, Mary and Tyce, aim to perfect every show and have performed incredibly thus far in America's Got Talent. That is until the Judge Cuts round where something went very wrong. The couple were performing a dangerous aerial stunt, hanging from a flaming bar suspended over a fiery stage. Tyce suffers from a progressive eye disease called keratoconus, making it difficult for him to perform as it is.

But, as part of the act, he blindfolded himself and attempted to catch his wife after a flip. Mary slipped through Tyce’s fingers and fell to the stage floor. The audience screamed in terror and the show cut to a commercial. Mary and Tyce's son watched in the audience as his grandmother held him tightly.

Luckily, Mary got to her feet and gave a reassuring wave, letting everyone know that she was ok, as the audience gave a huge audible sigh of relief. The embarrassed couple asked if they could have a second attempt but the judges reassured them and praised them for pushing past their limits. Ken Jeong said, "This is not 'America's Got Perfection.' It's 'America's Got Talent.' Nobody can do this. I mean, it's OK!"

The judges put the trapeze artists through to the next round of America's Got Talent in Hollywood. When asked about the cause of the accident, Mary and Tyce said it was a mix of factors: “Well, we wanted to step up our act, so we added some new elements that we’ve never worked with before with the fire and a blindfold,” Mary said. “In practice, everything went fine, and then during the audition, the worst possible thing happened."
"We have a music cue that I’m waiting for, but I also give Mary a verbal cue,” Tyce said. “What happens is, when she falls, when she lets go, I have to place my hands directly in the right spot to catch her feet at the right time or I miss her.”

Mary teared up after finding out that they were through to the next round saying, "It means so much to us. It's been such a long road to get here, and to be through to the live shows means we're one step closer to the dream."

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