On June 4, "America's Got Talent" took their auditions to Austin, Texas. The promos promised that this stop on the audition trail would be full of the most dangerous stunts yet -- and boy were they right on the money! The first act was 10-year-old Sebastian de la Cruz, the lead singer of the mariachi band, El Charro de Oro. Sebastian sang with charisma, confidence, and flair all the while playing to the audience. He received a standing ovation and a ticket to Vegas.
The next amazing act was The Bandbaz Brothers, a nephew and uncle act who are originally from Iran. The team performed a balancing act that had the audience on the edge of its seat as the nephew balanced on a pole held in his uncle's mouth. You could see the sweat and concentration on their faces, and for a moment it looked as if they were going to fall -- but they made it through without incident. They also received a standing ovation and the go-ahead to Vegas.
The next act was Tim Poe, a singer/musician who served in the military for 14 years. While in Afghanistan he was hit by a grenade and received a brain injury. The brain injury means that he now lives with a stutter, but when he sings his stutter is nowhere to be seen. He serenaded the audience with a country tune and had them clapping and swaying. In addition to thanking the war veteran for his services, the judges sent him along to Vegas with three resounding "yeses."
LuLu, a full-figured pole dancer was amazingly agile, and even climbed to the top of the pole and flipped over upside down. She ended the act by jumping into the splits. Even though she was buzzed early on in her act, the audience cheered her on. Despite her confidence, she was a "no go" for Vegas.
The most original act of the evening was Joe Castillo, an artist who used sand on a light board to draw patriotic images. The images were projected onto a screen music accompanied him as he drew.
Undoubtedly, the biggest act of the night was David "The Bullet" Smith, a human cannonball. He took the judges and audience outside to his giant cannon. He climbed the outside of the cannon as it raised up to the sky, then climbed inside. When he was shot out of the cannon the audience watched with fear on their faces. When David landed he didn't move for a moment and Nick, the host, ran over to the net to ask if he was okay. David was okay and the audience cheered in relief.
Next up, Texas promises more death-defying acts!