One of the most dangerous acts of this season’s America’s Got Talent will soon debut in front of the show’s panel of terrified judges, who may fear for the lives of the showmen as they demonstrate their talents for viewers.
A sneak peek video posted to the show’s official Instagram account consists of two men from India, Karamjit and Kawaljit Singh, who kept the judges on the edges of their seats during their riveting danger act.
As reported by Gold Derby, the two men work together, sharing supreme trust in each other’s abilities, working hard to prevent the failure of their dangerous stunt. In an official video released from the series, one of the men is seen putting salt in his eyes, and then putting on a blindfold so that he’s totally unable to see. The other man, a 7-foot-6-inch police officer, lies on the ground. Then, the blindfolded man smashes fruit that has been placed in the area around him with a large mallet.
The judges look on in horror as they witness the act, one which seemed to last a lot longer than its running time of 90 seconds. The judges appeared hopeful that the prone man, who put his implicit trust in his mallet-wielding partner, would not be harmed. During the act, the blindfolded man slams his mallet down, smashing every single piece of fruit without fail.
A part of the Bir Khalsa Group, the act also appeared on AGT in 2011.
Judges Simon Cowell, Julianne Hough, Gabrielle Union, and Howie Mandel were astounded by the act, which was anxiety-inducing television at its best. As with all of the dangerous acts showcased on the series, there was a disclaimer offered up prior to the performance. Host Terry Crews told a rapt audience to refrain from trying something like this at home.
During the show’s first episode, it was a blind and autistic musician named Kodi who captured the first Golden Buzzer of this season. The last performer of the first episode, he was applauded by Cowell, who was touched by what he witnessed on the AGT stage.
“What just happened there was extraordinary,” Simon marveled. “Your voice is absolutely fantastic… I’m going to remember this moment for the rest of my life,” he continued, as reported by Entertainment Tonight.
It was judge Gabrielle Union who sent Kodi straight to the finals, stating that she was both a new judge and a new mom. She explained, “It’s the toughest job I’ve ever had and the most rewarding job I’ve ever had. You just want to give your kids the moon, the stars and the rainbows. And tonight, I’m going to give you something special.” Union then pushed the buzzer, solidifying Kodi’s place on AGT.
America’s Got Talent airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. EST on NBC.