- Publish Date
- Friday, 20 July 2018, 12:37PM
America’s Got Talent took a terrifying turn this week after a trapeze trick went horribly wrong while the cameras were rolling.
A husband and wife trapeze act, Duo Transcend, were performing a death-defying stunt while hanging from a flaming bar suspended over a fiery stage - made all the more dangerous as the husband, Tyce Nielsen, is legally blind in his right eye due to a progressive eye disease.
While hoping to wow the judges with their impressive performance, all four judges and the viewers were left screaming when Mary Wolfe-Nielsen fell through the grasp of her blindfolded husband.
To make matters worse, the couple's two-year-old son was watching on from the audience.
Thankfully, Mary avoided injury - due to a foam floor that had been installed prior to the act.
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Following the mishap, the couple asked the judges for a chance to try the catch again, with Tyce saying: "I knew right away, I could feel her slipping through my hands and that feeling is just terrifying."
But Mel B shut down the request, yelling: "No! It's fine! It's fine."
Fellow judge, Ken Jeong, comforted the performers, saying: "This is not America’s Got Perfection. It’s America’s Got Talent. Nobody can do this."
Echoing his statements, the infamously ruthless Simon Cowell added: "I don't think there's ever been a singer on any of our competitions who's been note-perfect. It doesn't make them not amazing, it makes them human."
"Although the consequences of this are slightly worse than falling off-key, whereas you nearly broke your neck. And the fact that you're nearly blind makes this incredible."
Despite the fall, the couple made it through to the next round of the competition.