Trapeze stunt goes wrong on America's Got Talent

Audiences horrified after trapeze act on 'America's Got Talent' goes terribly wrong

Audiences horrified after trapeze act on 'America's Got Talent' goes terribly

"One of the most important senses to have, especially doing what we do, I don't have it". He missed grabbing her ankle and she went careening toward the floor - headfirst.

Tyce Nielsen and Mary Wolfe-Nielsen are a married couple who were performing a death-defying stunt while hanging from a flaming bar suspended over a fiery stage on the U.S. talent show when things went badly wrong.

The camera then cut to the audience, where the couple's two-year-old son, Jaxx was sitting with his grandmother.

Thankfully, Mary was okay at the end, but it could have been so much worse. Despite the mishap, the judges gave the couple a standing ovation. Before Mary asked the judges to attempt the act again, the couple reunited onstage, where they hugged and kissed.

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.

Audiences horrified after trapeze act on 'America's Got Talent' goes terribly wrong

Guest host Ken Jeong comforted the concerned performers, explaining that, even though things didn't go flawlessly, it was clear how skilled they really are. "This is not America's Got Perfection, it's America's Got Talent, nobody can do this", he said.

"You almost broke your neck", Simon Cowell said. "I mean, it's okay".

"I don't think there's ever been a singer on any of our competitions who's been note-perfect. It makes them human", Cowell added. It certainly doesn't make them not fantastic.

Howie: "You nearly got hurt very badly and your first thought was, "Let me do that again.' Only on 'America's Got Talent" does that happen".

Later in the night the judges made the easy call to advance Duo Transcend to the live shows, meaning "AGT" fans will soon see their journey continue at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

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