Everything that could go wrong, did — on live TV!
With 15 million sets of eyeballs looking on, Tim Fort – a/k/a The Kinetic King – watched in complete disbelief as his entire act fell apart at the seams last night on “America’s Got Talent.”
The 47 year-old self-proclaimed “geek” spent 36 hours setting up what was supposed to be a “world record” chain reaction illusion featuring thousands of hand-painted tongue depressors and other domino-like items.
But nothing worked. When all was said and done, the red-faced Minnesotan could only speculate: “The sticks must have warped from the humidity.”
“I guess I have to be famous for something,” he said. “(I’m) the biggest loser on ‘America’s Got Talent.’”
Acts faring better, and likely to advance to the next round include:
TEAM ILUMINATE: This troupe of professional dancers performs in complete darkness while wearing computerized light-up suits. Their act blew judge Howie Mandel away. “By far, the best thing I have seen on this show,” he said. “I think you can take this thing all the way.” Poers Morgan agreed: “Best act of the night. Best act of the live shows. Best new act in America. That is a million dollar act.”
AVERY & THE CALICO HEARTS: They’ve been performing together since kindergarten – a whopping 5 years! The Texas cuties performed Stevie Wonder’s “I Wish.”
FRANK MILES: What do you do after juggling 500,000 volt stun guns while standing in water? How about setting off a chain reaction event that shoots an arrow through a jelly donut – on your own head! Ok, so he missed the pastry by an inch, but as Howie points out, “he’s alive!”