The judges and audience were left on their toes during Tuesday’s episode of America’s Got Talent thanks to one young woman who performed a nail-biting stunt that was so dangerous, paramedics and the fire department had to be present.
Annaliese Nock, 21, of Sarasota, Florida, is a female daredevil who performed the exploding coffin – a stunt that required her to get into a box filled with six sticks of dynamite and wait for it to detonate.
The judges and audience of course were perplexed as to why anyone would want to perform such a hazardous stunt but Annaliese explained daredevil acts ran in her family.
Brave: Annaliese Nock, 21, of Sarasota, Florida, is a female daredevil who performed the exploding coffin stunt on Tuesday’s episode of America’s Got Talent
Deadly: The stunt required her to get into a box filled with six sticks of dynamite and wait for it to detonate
Terrified: Judges Mel B and Howie Mandel looked on at horror during the daredevil’s stunt
Legacy: The judges were perplexed as to why anyone would want to perform such a hazardous stunt but Annaliese explained daredevil acts ran in her family
Ready for anything! Despite the dangerous trick that lay ahead of her, Annalise put on a very glamorous display, and wore a bold red lipstick that matched her brightly-colored jumpsuit
‘I come from a long line of daredevils you may actually remember my dad Bello Nock and I decided I wanted to do something bigger and better,’ she said.
Bello is referred to as the World’s Greatest Comic Daredevil, has been featured in the Guinness Book of World Records and was fired from a canon on America’s Got Talent Last year.
But it’s more than her familial ties to that’s pushing her toward the daredevil lifestyle because she also revealed that in an industry run by men, she wanted to do ‘good’ regardless of her gender.
But first, she has to survive her stunt, which she described as a ‘very dangerous’ and ‘the biggest explosion’ that she has ever done.
Explosion: Tyra Banks stated that the six sticks of dynamite had the power to obliterate 13,000 pounds of rock
Anything can happen: Annaliese said that with an explosion this big, anything could go wrong
Bad ending: She added that due to the stress of the explosion if she didn’t exhale at the right time, the results could be deadly
Before she got in the box, Annaliese had a brief interview with the show’s host, Tyra Banks, who stated that the six sticks of dynamite had the power to obliterate 13,000 pounds of rock.
‘I would be a little bit crazy to not be scared of this act,’ she said. ‘With an explosion this size, any number of things can go wrong.’
She added: ‘The stress that this explosion will put on my body is insane. If I don’t exhale at exactly the right moment, my lungs could implode – the results could be deadly.’
But despite the risks, Annaliese pushed past her fear and got in the 3×6 square-foot box. The judges were immediately terrified along with her father who looked at his daughter from the sidelines.
Scared: Her father, Bello Nock who is also a stuntman, looked at his daughter in fear that something may go awry
In shock: As soon as the explosion went off, people couldn’t help but look at Annaliese
Nervous: Heidi who could barely look at the stunt held onto Simon who waited for the explosion
Not hurt: The paramedic immediately ran over to her in case she needed medical treatment but luckily, Annaliese was fine
And the anticipation only got worse as they started the countdown until the explosion as people looked on in fear with some covering their ears and even their eyes so they wouldn’t have to see her if the stunt failed.
But as soon as the explosion went off, people couldn’t help but look at Annaliese who lied down on the ground surrounded my rubble and smoke.
The paramedic immediately ran over to her in case she needed medical treatment but luckily, Annaliese was fine and gave the medic a thumbs up to let him know she was okay.
Other performances from Tuesday’s episode included Wes-P who performed a ‘traditional Japanese tablecloth performance,’ 15-year-old Bostonian singer Amanda Mena, who blew the roof off with Aretha Franklin’s Natural Woman and The Voices of Hope Children’s Choir who sang This Is Me from The Greatest Showman Soundtrack.
The show is judged by Simon Cowell, Mel B, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel. For those wanting to see more performances, season 13 of America’s Got Talent airs Tuesdays at 8pm on NBC.