Husband and wife's death-defying trapeze stunt goes horribly wrong on America's Got Talent
No one ever said appearing on live television was easy. I mean, there's just no telling what will happen. The fact is, you simply cannot edit out unfortunate slip-ups and unexpected errors. That's why televised talent shows such as The Voice and America's Got Talent are both massively entertaining for us as viewers and hugely daunting for contestants.
It does make me wonder why anyone would willingly choose to put themselves out there like that, considering they could be vulnerable to practically the entire world slating them if something happens to go wrong. There is a great deal of pressure on those who choose to share the talent with the nation right then and there. That's especially the case if their act involves mutual cooperation, complete focus and the prospect of causing serious physical damage...
Watch the moment a trapeze act made a near-catastrophic slip-up on America's Got Talent:
Speaking of risky acts performing potentially dangerous stunts, there was a pretty heart-stopping moment on Tuesday night's episode of America's Got Talent. It involved a popular husband and wife duo act from Utah who perform as trapeze artists.
The pair are known as "Duo Transcend" and during this particular performance on the nationwide talent show, they left the judges both impressed and alarmed.
All of the judges, including guest judge actor Ken Jeong, were on edge as they performed their acrobatics high above the stage. However, what made the act tricky from the outset was Tyce is actually blind in one eye due to a fairly serious eye condition.
Up until a certain point, everything had gone swimmingly. The couple seemed on their way to smashing the competition. Their standout performance saw a blindfolded Tyce hanging upside-down from a flaming trapeze. But when it came to their most risky move, it all seemed to go downhill. Tyce tried to catch Mary's ankles as she swung around him from high up off the stage. All the while, her mother and the couple's two-year-old son were watching, beaming with pride from their seats.
Then, all of a sudden, Mary slipped and Tyce was not able to catch her ankles in time. Unfortunately, this resulted in the talented performer falling hard to the ground while the cameras were rolling, leaving all five of the judges in a state of shock.
Everyone responded to the unexpected slip-up completely differently. Mary's mom reacted by shielding her grandson's eyes. Judge Howie Mandel stood up in total shock and Simon turned his back to the stage, unable to look at the pair.
Fortunately, Mary was able to stand up afterward. Tyce then gave her a relieved kiss. Astoundingly, the dedicated trapeze artists asked for a second attempt at performing the stunt, which, understandably, the judges refused.