America's Got Talent Stunt Goes Horribly Wrong, Trapeze Artist Nearly Plummets to Death

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In a word? YIKES!

In a few more words? The video above is not for the faint of heart.

On America's Got Talent last night, Mary and Tyce, a husband and wife trapeze team, initially caused the jaws of all the judges to drop as they performed gravity-defying tricks high above the stage... which was on fire throughout their act.

Yes, fire.

But then Mary dropped from the sky and a collective gasp went over the entire venue, with all in attendance fearing the worst.


Tyce, it should be noted, is legally blind in his right eye due to a progressive eye disease.

For the couple's climactic big trick, he blindfolded himself as he hung upside down and prepared to catch his flipping wife.

But Mary slipped out of his hands and plummeted to the stage.

It was here, naturally, when the show went to commercial, leaving viewers in mortal suspense until it returned -- to the look of horror on Mary's mother's face in the crowd as she held the couple's two-year old in her arms.

Thankfully, Mary was okay (unbeknownst to fans until later, she and her husband had placed a thick mat across the ground), bounding up eventually with a triumphant look on her face.

And also some bruises on her head.

agt stage

"We would like to try the trick one more time," Mary even said.

"No! It's fine!" Mel B screamed immediately. "It's fine."

Guest judge Ken Jeong then explained that, even though things didn't go flawlessly, it was clear how skilled the artists really are.

"This is not America's Got Perfection, it's America's Got Talent!" the actor said. "Nobody can do this. I mean, it's OK!"

Scary Moment

Added Simon Cowell, with everyone still trying to gather themselves after witnessing what had transpired in front of them:

"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...

"Although the consequences of this are slightly worse than falling off-key, whereas you nearly broke your neck. And the fact that you're nearly blind makes this incredible."

It's true. On both accounts.

Check out the frightening video above and find out whether Mary and Tyce were advanced to the next round.

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