Pop Goes The News — Another Canadian act has advanced to the next round of competition on this season of America’s Got Talent.
The Russian Bar Trio from Quebec City earned enthusiastic “yes” votes from all four judges after performing on the episode that aired Tuesday night.
The dangerous circus act consists of Yves Gagnon and Marco Dieckmann propelling Christine Bédard into the air using the Russian bar.
“That was incredible,” judge Heidi Klum gushed. “It was fantastic.”
Mel B described it as “so graceful.”
The Russian Bar Trio’s success came a week after an episode of AGT in which stand-up comedian DJ Demers of Toronto was put through to the next round.
The three acrobats previously competed on Season 3 of AGT but Bédard suffered an injury that forced them to drop out.
“It was more than a comeback,” judge Simon Cowell said this time. “It was a triumph.”
Though AGT boasts of a $1 million grand prize, the winner actually gets an annuity of about $25,000 USD for 40 years or a lump sum of around $200,000 USD after taxes.
Season 2 winner Terry Fater went on to sign a multi-million-dollar deal for a Las Vegas residency but other AGT winners have been far less successful.
Last season’s winner was British ventriloquist Paul Zerdin, who is currently performing at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.
During the 8th season of AGT in 2013, veteran Canadian stand-up comic John Wing made it to the semi-finals. B.C.-born magician Murray Sawchuck competed on Season 5 of the show.
Pictured: The Russian Bar Trio performing on The Oprah Winfrey Show.