World-first television act wows AGT judges

World-first television act wows AGT judges

Astounding acrobats, soulful singing and a distinctive dancer captivated judges David Walliams, Kate Ritchie, Alesha Dixon and Shane Jacobson in tonight’s instalment of AGT 

Tanzanian acrobats, the Ramadhani brothers, took to the AGT stage and walked away with a coveted Golden Buzzer from Kate as well as a fast-tracked place in the Semi-Finals.

Their electrifying display of strength and balance kept the judges on the edge of their seats with Kate saying: “I can’t even string a sentence together because I’ve never seen anything like it ever in my life. That was just absolutely incredible to the point I almost want to cry.”

David added: “Tonight a legend was born in this act with these two amazing performers.”

When a dancing pole showed up on the stage, the judges didn’t expect to see Allan Reinikka: a 61-year-old male pole dancer. Breaking the norms, Allan said: “Doesn’t matter how old you are, get out and have a go, you will surprise yourself and everybody else with what you can do.”

The exuberant performance ended in four yeses, but not before David stripped off his pants and joined Allan on stage for a spin on the pole.

A melodious performance of Alesha Keys’ If I Ain’t Got You by11-year-old Sienna Kaitlyn, featuring her dad on guitar, received a standing ovation from the judges and four yeses as Kate called her audition “beautiful” while Shane declared: “You were made to do this.”

The Chris O’Brien Lifehouse Choir, featuring Benita Collings from Playschool, performed a moving performance of The Beatles classic Let It Be and left Alesha and Ricki-Lee in tears.  

Alesha said: “There was so much healing it in. For me this is more than an act, this is a movement.”