The upcoming 10th season of AMERICA’S GOT TALENT features a few new twists: a one-time use buzzer for each judge to send contestants straight through to the live shows in New York and an “extreme auditions” round where acts literally risk their lives for a shot at the $1 million prize.
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Sure, we all remember Professor Splash who jumped from 6 floors into a baby pool of water. And the middle schoolers who raced around a “globe of death” at 80 mph on motorcycles.
So what could possibly top that?
“18 stories high, a guy jumps on to a mattress,” judge Heidi Klum tells me. “He is not strapped in. He is doing flips on the way down.”
“Another person has fireworks strapped on to his body — I want to say 60 of them — and he lights them all on fire and he [becomes] like this gigantic explosion!”
“These are things like you have not seen before. I can’t believe people come up with this stuff and that they are not worried for their lives.”
“People jumping out of airplanes… Some people just have that calling. I don’t have that. But some of these people are really talented and they are sharing it with America at AMERICA’S GOT TALENT.”
AMERICA’S GOT TALENT returns May 26 on NBC.
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