Simon Cowell Feels Burned By Fire Limbo Artist
“America’s Got Talent: Extreme” is just beginning to cook, three weeks into NBC’s four-week competition, following last week’s Simon Cowell roast of trapeze artists risking their lives and limbs.
But Monday’s episode raised the question of just how far the adrenaline-filled competition is willing to go. Answer: Low limbo. After all, it highlighted Limbo performer Shemika Campbell, 29, who can roll incredibly low to the ground to get under that bar.
Campbell appeared on “AGT” in 2017 and met the saw Cowell buzz (kill) in the second round.
“You said my act was pretty much for a kid’s party,” Campbell recalled, promising she rearranged it for 2022’s “Extreme.”
Last week’s savagery: Simon Cowell bluntly judged the trapeze act saying: ‘The best thing was that one of you fell’
Campbell wasn’t kidding, starting his routine by somehow sliding under the startled judges’ platform before going under two trucks, which is apparently some kind of limbo world record. But wait, she wasn’t done: “AGT: Extreme” relies almost entirely on fire for its thrills, and Campbell brought the flames to limbo, gliding precariously under the fire without getting fried.
The burn transformed the once unimpressed Cowell, who had to admit it was “cool.” Judge Nikki Bella rubbed salt into Cowell’s wound saying she loves an ambitious, determined woman who “can prove a man wrong.”
Surprisingly, the only judge hesitant to allow Campbell to advance to the next round was Travis Pastrana, who raised the bar (limbo). “I’m going to need to see something more extreme next time,” he said.
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Another low “AGT”, the disgusting guy of extreme food
Rudy Giuliani, all is forgiven for next week’s controversial “Masked Singer” appearance. It would be far more satisfying to watch Giuliani do anything — sing, stutter, let her hair dye roll slowly across her forehead — than watch culinary performance artist Nomnomsammieboy, who appeared on Monday. Under the guise of extreme feeding, he turned into a moronic pig (apologies to much smarter and more entertaining pigs), rubbing food and swimming in a coleslaw kiddie pool.
It’s a testament to a two-hour show that needed filler that Nomnomsammieboy lasted as long as it did before the madness ended with the judges’ rejection.
“I thought it was going to be something awesome,” Bella said. “But you’re just swimming in it.”
Sway Bar Performer Isn’t Wearing His Glasses: ‘I Don’t Want To See How High I’m’
Sway bar performer Cyndel Flores had the ultimate hook for her 60-foot-high routine, without a harness or mattress. She’s a stuntwoman who’s terrified of heights. so afraid that she wouldn’t wear her glasses on stage. “I don’t want to see how good I am,” Flores said.
Yet, on a rainy and slippery night, Flores climbed to the top of his precarious stabilizer bar. She could have called it the waterfall and passed. But the Sarasota, Fla. performer followed with a brief routine around the post and finished by bringing the top bar down to the floor, only to swing it over safely.
“When you came across that pole it took my breath away, I loved it,” stuntman Pastrana said. “I don’t care what Simon says.”
Pastrana pounced and hit the Golden Buzzer, sending Flores straight to the “AGT: Extreme” finals next week.
Parapalegic Bruce Cook performs heroic backflip
Freestyle motocross rider Bruce Cook, 34, was attempting the world’s first double front flip in 2014 when he landed badly and was paralyzed from the waist down. But Cook was aiming to land a vertical backflip on his dirtbike on “AGT: Extreme,” saying it was his way “to show the world (that) just because you have a disability, (it) doesn’t mean you have to stay on the sidelines”.
Cook was strapped to the bike and headed up the super-ramp, taking two dramatic approaches as the music swelled. Naturally, there was a commercial break. But Cook hit the jump the third time and pulled the backflip. Cook received praise from the judges on stage from his wheelchair.
“I could see how nervous you were, and yet you were given the opportunity to continue living your dream,” Pastrana said.
With enthusiastic upvotes from the other judges, Cook will only have to come up with a new act for next week.
With the exception of the Golden Buzzer winners, all remaining artists will face off against a panel of superfan judges, who will vote on the best acts for the final.