NBC is the place to be in summer TV for all kinds of thrills, chills, and even frights thanks to America's Got Talent. Although the show does feature the kinds of singing and dancing acts that many have come to expect of reality competition series, AGT is unique for showcasing acts that are one-of-a-kind and sometimes more than a little bit dangerous. In the latest live quarterfinals episode, Aaron Crow was back to drag the judges on stage and use them in his danger act. This time, Simon Cowell was the one who seemed on the verge of serious injury, and he was visibly freaking out on live TV. Take a look!
Can any of us really blame Simon Cowell for freaking out at Aaron Crow's act? He kinda sorta maybe kept his cool at first when Crow dragged him up on stage, much to the relief of Mel B. and Heidi Klum, who got to stay safe in their seats. By the time Crow was holding his hand above the box that might have held a gigantic knife that looked very capable of shredding any palm that it touched, however, Simon was looking seriously freaked out.
When Aaron Crow made his first move to slam Simon's hand down, Simon actually closed his eyes and winced in preparation for what might be to come. When Crow quickly changed direction and slammed Simon's hand down on the other box, Simon looked genuinely scared and seemingly came very close to dropping an F-bomb on a live episode of a show that is generally family-friendly.
When Simon clapped his hand over his mouth after realizing that he wasn't about to lose a hand due to an AGT act, I genuinely thought he had thrown up and was trying to hide it from viewers. Jimmy Kimmel may not have cared about his viewers seeing him vomit on national TV, but Simon might not be so easygoing about it. The poor guy may have felt like he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame just in time to be injured on his TV show!
As the two participants in Aaron Crowe's act, Simon and Howie Mandel were suitably impressed by how Crow somehow pulled off the trick without crippling anybody's hand and built the tension up to the big reveal. Mel B. and Heidi Klum both had a problem with the act, however, arguing that Crow spent too much time building up to the final knife trick. It was a long act, even if it felt very fast for the two men who had no idea what would happen next and why there was a gigantic knife on stage with them. Oh, America's Got Talent. Never change.