America's Got Talent has featured no shortage of dangerous performances over the years, ranging from daredevil acts to risky escape artist acts. Just last week, Simon Cowell was in danger of being stabbed! Most dangerous acts go off without a hitch and therefore don't traumatize any viewers, but an incident earlier in Season 13 saw one half of trapeze team Duo Transcend go plummeting down to the stage when her husband -- who is legally blind in one eye -- lost his grip on her. Although she was okay and even ready to try the trapeze trick again, their subsequent performances have felt all the more risky. Check out Duo Transcend's especially dangerous semifinals performance!
As if it wasn't already scary enough watching the man legally blind in one eye handle his wife as they attempt trapeze tricks high up in the air, they went ahead and added fire and roller skates! Admittedly, falling on roller skates doesn't present the potential for as much damage as falling from a trapeze onto a stage, but Tyce and Mary weren't just skating around. Tyce was swinging his wife around as he spun on roller skates! In some of the swings, her head seemed to be getting very close at very high velocity to the edge of the platform, and I'd be lying if I said I wasn't slightly worried at seeing her long hair flying with fire all around them. If Tyce lost his grip on Mary, he could have flung her into flames with her hair ready to go up in flames! Naturally, all to the tune of "(I Just) Died In Your Arms," as if the tension wasn't high enough already!
After the first set of spins, they stopped and Tyce dramatically dipped Mary, seemingly indicating that the act was done and all of our heart rates could return to normal. Instead, they held each other for a few moments, then began to spin at high speed again. This time, however, it was even more dangerous as Tyce let go of both of Mary's hands, and she held herself above the platform by only her skates on her neck. "No hands" is all well and good when it comes to riding a bike, but spinning on roller skates surrounded by fire with one half of the team legally blind in one eye? Duo Transcend deserves a spot in the finals for nerve alone, not least because they opened the act with the very same move that saw Mary hit the floor hard earlier in the season!
The judges were quite impressed with Duo Transcend, and they at least seem keen to see this duo make it to the next round of competition and get a shot at the $1 million prize. This time, however, their future (or lack thereof) on America's Got Talent depends entirely on voters from home. To vote for Duo Transcend or any of the other competitors, head over to NBC's official America's Got Talent voting page. Alternately, you can vote via the official app, the toll-free number (1-866-602-48XX, with the final two digits as the performance order number), or an Xfinity X1 set-top box. Duo Transcend is up against a magician who had Heidi Klum comparing him to Houdini, among others, so they'll need all the votes they can get.
Tune in to NBC on September 5 at 8 p.m. ET for the results show that reveal whether or not Duo Transcend will move on to the next round of competition. For some additional viewing options, check out our fall TV premiere schedule.
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