Viewers were stunned when a husband-wife trapeze act’s performance went wrong on Tuesday’s episode of America’s Got Talent. Marcy and Tyce of Duo Transcend were climbing over each other while hanging from a bar–which was made riskier by the fact that Tyce is nearly blind due to a progressive eye disease.
Toward the end of the act, a slip of the couple’s hands resulted in Mary plummeting to the floor. Their 2-year-old son and Mary’s mother were in the crowd and looked horrified. Fortunately, the pair had a thick protective mat on the floor that softened the blow. Mary leapt to her feet soon after and asked the judges if they could try again.
Guest judge Ken Jeong assured the performers that their talent was obvious. “This is not America’s Got Perfection, it’s America’s Got Talent!” he declared.
Simon Cowell echoed his remarks. “I don’t think there’s ever been a singer on any of our competitions who’s been note-perfect. It doesn’t make them not amazing, it makes them human,” he noted.
Ultimately, the judges allowed the tearful couple to move on to the live rounds in Hollywood.