Highwire walker Jade Kindar-Martin brought the heat to “America’s Got Talent: Extreme” with an act “that definitely has never been seen before.”
The 47-year-old acrobat took an extreme risk for his “AGT” audition when he set out to walk across a 25-foot-high flaming tightrope with no net, highline or any padding, ultimately increasing his chance of serious injury.
He successfully walked across the 100-foot wire and even stopped halfway to perform a dance move.
“That was really nuts,” said judge Simon Cowell.
Kindar-Martin had Cowell covering his eyes, during the second part of his highwire performance, when he jumped on a bicycle without a handlebar.
He rode the bike down the flaming wire for the “super-dangerous” act, pausing midway to keep his balance. The judges and audience gave Kindar-Martin a standing ovation as he concluded his “absolutely impressive” performance.
“Do you know how hard it is to stand stationary on a bicycle, let alone on a wire?” judge Travis Pastrana asked. He later praised Kindar-Martin for his lack of self-promotion. “It didn’t need to be oversold.”
— America’s Got Talent (@AGT) March 1, 2022
Nikki Bella was also stunned by the “entertaining” yet “extreme” stunt.
“If you had made one wrong move, it was a show we wouldn’t want to see,” she said.
Following Kindar-Martin’s “AGT: Extreme” TV audition, Bella continued on Twitter:
— Nikki & Brie (@BellaTwins) March 1, 2022
The reality competition’s host, Terry Crews, also shared his thoughts on the “incredible” stunt.
— terry crews (@terrycrews) March 1, 2022
Kindar-Martin began perfecting his highwire skills at age 14 when he discovered the act at a summer camp, which “immediately became a real passion.”
See how far he goes on “AGT” after scoring a “yes” from all three judges.