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Rollerskating duo stun America’s Got Talent judges

A British-born rollerskating duo made it through to the America’s Got Talent live shows with a hair-raising stunt that left Mel B unable to watch their performance.

Sibling skaters Billy and Emily England carried out a trick that saw Emily holding onto nothing but her brother’s beard while he spun her around in the air. 

Tuesday night’s episode of AGT saw 20 acts competing for just seven spots in the live shows during the judges’ cuts round.

Wow: A British-born rollerskating duo made it through to the America’s Got Talent live shows with a hair-raising stunt that left Mel B unable to watch their performance

Laverne was given a golden buzzer with her guest judge seat and pressed it to send nine-year-old singing sensation Celine Tam through to the live shows.

Former Spice Girl Mel turned her seat around for the jaw-dropping climax of Emily grabbing hold of Billy’s, which they admitted was too painful to rehearse.

The stunt was made even more nerve-wracking when Emily revealed their aunt, world-renowned aerial silk star Eva Garcia, and uncle, trapeze artist Gilles Gonnerton, had both fallen to their deaths during extreme aerial acts.

Surprise: Celine, who belted out a flawless rendition of How Am I Supposed To Live Without You was left open-mouthed as gold confetti dropped from the season and Laverne walked on stage to give her a hug

Surprise: Celine, who belted out a flawless rendition of How Am I Supposed To Live Without You was left open-mouthed as gold confetti dropped from the season and Laverne walked on stage to give her a hug

Ouch! Sibling skaters Billy and Emily England carried out a trick that saw Emily holding onto nothing but he brother’s beard while he span her round in the air

Ouch! Sibling skaters Billy and Emily England carried out a trick that saw Emily holding onto nothing but he brother’s beard while he span her round in the air

The AGT audience roared with approval at the end of brother-sister performance, which saw Emily’s head spinning just inches away from the stage.

While crew members swept away strands of hair from Billy’s beard, Mel said she could tell the performance was incredible from the audience members’ faces.

Guest judge Laverne Cox, said: ‘It was so horrifying. If I put you through, what do you come back and do next and will America be having a heart attack?’

Heidi Klum gushed: ‘It’s the best act of the day, hands down.’ 

By the beard! The AGT audience roared with approval at the end of brother-sister performance, which saw Emily’s head spinning just inches away from the stage

By the beard! The AGT audience roared with approval at the end of brother-sister performance, which saw Emily’s head spinning just inches away from the stage

The ones to remember: Heidi Klum gushed: 'It’s the best act of the day, hands down;' Billy and Emily pictured after they were chosen for the live shows

The ones to remember: Heidi Klum gushed: ‘It’s the best act of the day, hands down;’ Billy and Emily pictured after they were chosen for the live shows

Celine, who belted out a flawless rendition of How Am I Supposed To Live Without You was left open-mouthed as gold confetti dropped from the season and Laverne walked on stage to give her a hug.

She told her: “I just want to eat you up and take you home. You are so adorable and so cute and your voice is amazing. I’m really blown away. You are so talented.”

Celine’s sister, Dion, blew a kiss from the audience while their parents – who are huge fans of the French-Canadian singing sensation – also cheered.

Hitting all the high notes: Tuesday night’s episode of AGT saw 20 acts competing for just seven spots in the live shows during the judges’ cuts round; contestant Celine pictured

Hitting all the high notes: Tuesday night’s episode of AGT saw 20 acts competing for just seven spots in the live shows during the judges’ cuts round; contestant Celine pictured

Happiness: Guest judge Laverne Cox was given a ‘golden buzzer’ with her guest judge seat and pressed it to send nine-year-old singing sensation Celine Tam through to the live shows

Happiness: Guest judge Laverne Cox was given a ‘golden buzzer’ with her guest judge seat and pressed it to send nine-year-old singing sensation Celine Tam through to the live shows

Laverne told her: 'I just want to eat you up and take you home. You are so adorable and so cute and your voice is amazing. I’m really blown away. You are so talented'

Laverne told her: ‘I just want to eat you up and take you home. You are so adorable and so cute and your voice is amazing. I’m really blown away. You are so talented’

Joining Billy and Emily England and Celine Tam in the America’s Got Talent live shows will be choreographer and dancer Oscar Hernandez.

The 34-year-old has been compared to a real-life Billy Elliott after his father tried to discourage him from dancing when he was at school because he was worried he would be mocked.

Simon Cowell was on his feet after the larger than life dance routine to Bang Bang and Oscar’s parents – including his father – cheered from the audience.

Incredible:Joining Billy and Emily England and Celine Tam in the America’s Got Talent live shows will be choreographer and dancer Oscar Hernandez

Incredible:Joining Billy and Emily England and Celine Tam in the America’s Got Talent live shows will be choreographer and dancer Oscar Hernandez

All the right moves: The 34-year-old has been compared to a real-life Billy Elliott after his father tried to discourage him from dancing when he was at school because he was worried he would be mocked

All the right moves: The 34-year-old has been compared to a real-life Billy Elliott after his father tried to discourage him from dancing when he was at school because he was worried he would be mocked

‘Oscar is large and in charge,’ Laverne said. ‘The big thing about this show – and life – is that you have to hold onto your dreams. People have told me I cannot have my dreams, but you can have them. Do not ever give up on your dreams.’

Simon added: ‘You’ve worked hard at it and you’ve stepped up your game.’

Dance troupe Diavolo also made it through to the live shows, as did hip hop dance crew Brobots and Mandroidz.

Honesty: 'Oscar is large and in charge,' Laverne said. 'The big thing about this show – and life – is that you have to hold onto your dreams. People have told me I cannot have my dreams, but you can have them. Do not ever give up on your dreams'

Honesty: ‘Oscar is large and in charge,’ Laverne said. ‘The big thing about this show – and life – is that you have to hold onto your dreams. People have told me I cannot have my dreams, but you can have them. Do not ever give up on your dreams’

Dance troupe Diavolo also made it through to the live shows, as did hip hop dance crew Brobots and Mandroidz (pictured)

Dance troupe Diavolo also made it through to the live shows, as did hip hop dance crew Brobots and Mandroidz (pictured)

While Diavolo’s members suffered a broken nose and some broken shoulders during rehearsals for their performance, Brobots and Mandroidz lost a few members of their group after their parents forced them to pull out and concentrate on school.

There was also success for ex-subway singer Mike Yung, who got one step closer to achieving his dream of playing at Madison Square Garden with a ticket to the live shows.

Mike, 56, sang his rendition of A Change Is Going to Come and Simon told him: ‘There are no age limits, there are no rules. I applaud the fact that you have paid your dues.’

Ready: There was also success for ex-subway singer Mike Yung, who got one step closer to achieving his dream of playing at Madison Square Garden with a ticket to the live shows

Ready: There was also success for ex-subway singer Mike Yung, who got one step closer to achieving his dream of playing at Madison Square Garden with a ticket to the live shows

Laverne added: ‘There is so much life experience in your voice.’

Comedian Preacher Lawson was overcome with emotion when Mel told him his laugh-a-minute act had won him a place in the live shows.

After his comedy routine, which saw Simon, Mel and Howie Mandel on their feet, Mel told him: ‘I did not want that to stop. My jaw is actually aching.’

Star quality: Comedian Preacher Lawson was overcome with emotion when Mel told him his laugh-a-minute act had won him a place in the live shows

Star quality: Comedian Preacher Lawson was overcome with emotion when Mel told him his laugh-a-minute act had won him a place in the live shows

Simon added: ‘You have star quality and that is something you can’t fake.’

Daredevil act Bello Nook failed to make the cut, despite performing a stunt which saw him being fired out of a cannon and over a helicopter.

The quirky 47-year-old chose the crazy stunt in a bid to impress Simon after he had received a lukewarm reception after his first audition.

Here he goes! Daredevil act Bello Nook failed to make the cut, despite performing a stunt which saw him being fired out of a cannon and over a helicopter

Here he goes! Daredevil act Bello Nook failed to make the cut, despite performing a stunt which saw him being fired out of a cannon and over a helicopter

While an ambulance waited nearby in case of emergencies, Simon said: ‘I’m not taking responsibility. I didn’t ask you to do this.’

After Bello landed successfully on the inflatable bulls eye, Simon and Heidi doubled over in relief.

‘You are a daredevil on steroids,’ Heidi said. ‘I was sick to my stomach.’

When Simon asked what was next should he make it to live shows, Bello quipped: ‘Let’s both get shot out of the cannon.’

Showstopper: After Bello landed successfully on the inflatable bulls eye, Simon and Heidi doubled over in relief

Showstopper: After Bello landed successfully on the inflatable bulls eye, Simon and Heidi doubled over in relief

Stunning the crowd: When Simon asked what was next should he make it to live shows, Bello quipped: 'Let’s both get shot out of the cannon'

Stunning the crowd: When Simon asked what was next should he make it to live shows, Bello quipped: ‘Let’s both get shot out of the cannon’

It was also the end of the road for magic acts Tony vs Jordan, The Naked Magicians and South Korean Jeki Yoo, who was hoping AGT would be his ticket to America.

Jeki wept in the arms of his wife after learning he had failed to make it through and said: ‘This was my American dream and now I lost my dream.’

Saxophonist Herbie Russ, boy band 5 Alive and singing group Final draft sang their last notes on Tuesday’s show and were sent home in the judge’s cut.

Crowd favorites Aileen George and Jay Jay Phillips were also sent home, as was 12-year-old singer Marisa McKaye.

 Hopeful: It was also the end of the road for magic acts Tony vs Jordan, The Naked Magicians and South Korean Jeki Yoo (pictured), who was hoping AGT would be his ticket to America

 Hopeful: It was also the end of the road for magic acts Tony vs Jordan, The Naked Magicians and South Korean Jeki Yoo (pictured), who was hoping AGT would be his ticket to America

Keep going: Saxophonist Herbie Russ (pictured), boy band 5 Alive and singing group Final draft sang their last notes on Tuesday’s show and were sent home in the judge’s cut

Keep going: Saxophonist Herbie Russ (pictured), boy band 5 Alive and singing group Final draft sang their last notes on Tuesday’s show and were sent home in the judge’s cut

Marisa, who fought back tears as she walked off the stage, said: ‘It’s definitely not the end of my career and I’m not going to stop.’

Limbo dancer Shemika Charles, daredevil Jonathan Rinny and singing impressionist Daniel Ferguson also said their goodbyes to America’s Got Talent.

The auditions continue next week with guest judge – and Heidi’s ex-husband – Seal.

Jamming out: Crowd favorites Aileen George and Jay Jay Phillips (pictured) were also sent home, as was 12-year-old singer Marisa McKaye

Jamming out: Crowd favorites Aileen George and Jay Jay Phillips (pictured) were also sent home, as was 12-year-old singer Marisa McKaye

Strength: Marisa, who fought back tears as she walked off the stage, said: 'It’s definitely not the end of my career and I’m not going to stop'

Strength: Marisa, who fought back tears as she walked off the stage, said: ‘It’s definitely not the end of my career and I’m not going to stop’

 

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