An audience cheering on trapeze performers on U.S. television show America's Got Talent was aghast last night when an acrobat slipped through her partner's hands and landed on the stage, which was in flames.
In fact, once Tyce joined her down on the stage - by jumping from his own trapeze bar - she offered to get back up there with him for do-over.
While she still hit the mat hard - and had the bruises to show for it - Mary triumphantly leapt to her feet and waved to the relieved crowd, letting them know she was OK. Tyce got down to hug her and give her a kiss. Thankfully, perhaps, the America's Got Talent judges stepped in to spare viewers and Mary from another possible fall, assuring the couple their performance was already impressive enough to advance them in the show. The judges - including guest panelist Ken Jeong - and audience screamed and hid their faces.
And Jeong, who in addition to being an actor is also a licensed physician, told the duo, "It's not 'America's Got Perfection.' This is 'America's Got Talent.' No one can do this".
"We wanted to step up our act, so we added some new elements that we've never worked with before - the fire and the blindfold", Mary said. "I mean, it's okay!"
As Simon Cowell said, AGT often moves forward with singers who make slight mistakes in their performance, so why should they treat acrobats any differently? So it doesn't make them not wonderful. Watch clips and full episodes of America's Got Talentfor free on Yahoo View. The consequences on this are slightly worse than falling off-key, whereas you almost broke your neck.
In the end, Mel B called the act "incredible", Klum praised their "passion", and Cowell said, "you're gonna be in the mix".
Despite the mishap, the pair advanced to the show's live rounds.