‘AGT’: New ‘Extreme’ Auditions May Be Most Dangerous Yet

"I can’t believe people come up with this stuff and that they are not worried for their lives"


America's Got Talent Season 10 Cast Photo

America’s got…danger!

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.”

The series is currently winding its way across the country filming live auditions in front of returning judges Klum, Howard Stern, Howie Mandel and Mel B.

AMERICA’S GOT TALENT returns May 26 on NBC.

Sean Daly

Sean Daly

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Sean Daly is a veteran entertainment journalist.His work has appeared in People, Us Weekly, The Toronto Star and other top publications. He was the west coast TV reporter for The New York Post from 2008 - 2013. Sean is the author of Inside AGT: The Untold Stories of America's Got Talent and Teen Mom Confidential: Secrets and Scandals From MTV's Most Controversial Shows.
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