The auditions stage of America's Got Talent Season 16 is almost over, but that doesn't mean that AGT is running out of daring acts destined to get at least one step closer to the $1 million prize. With all of the golden buzzers already spent, the performers will have to win over enough judges to earn a spot in the live shows. And, based on the judges' reactions to bounce juggler Sergio Paolo, he may just get one of those spots!
Sergio Paolo will bring his juggling skills to America's Got Talent in the episode that airs on Tuesday, July 20 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC, but his ball-handling skills aren't exactly what the judges (and viewers) will have seen before this season, as he incorporates some gymnastic tricks into his act. As if the bounce juggling didn't look difficult enough already, Paolo is literally flipping himself through the air without so much as bobbling a ball! I'd give him a golden buzzer if I had one.
All things considered, the performance is almost as much of a dance as it is a juggling act with some gymnastic tricks included, as Sergio Paolo certainly brings some flair and charisma while bouncing the balls. But will it be enough for him to be advanced beyond the auditions stage by judges Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, and Sofia Vergara? Only time will tell on that front, but they certainly look impressed in this clip.
Plus, bounce jugglers who can include flips and jacket tosses in the middle of their acts aren't exactly a dime a dozen even on a series like America's Got Talent that showcases the kinds of performers whose acts can defy standard definition. Nothing against the singers and dancers and daredevils of AGT, but sometimes the unexpected acts can turn out to be the biggest competition. Just last season, a first-of-its-kind act ultimately became champion. At this stage in the game, anything is possible. (Well, almost anything.)
But the auditions stage isn't going to last forever, and the live shows are when the more intense cuts are going to start happening. The performances that are good enough to warrant enough "yes" votes to advance beyond the auditions might not have enough to stick around beyond the live shows, and those who didn't get golden buzzers might just start wishing that Simon Cowell and Co. had bent the rules to give them an extra buzzer as well, like they did for the adorable young singer just a couple weeks ago.
See Sergio Paolo as well as all his competitors hit the America's Got Talent stage when the show returns with its next new episode on Tuesday, July 20 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. Considering NBC will soon be the place to find Olympics content, it's only fitting that the bounce juggler includes some gymnastic tricks in his act!
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