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AcroArmy

Acroarmy

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Information
Age (at audition) 11-27
Sex Mixed
Act Acrobatic Group
Seasons 9
Position Reached 3rd Place

AcroArmy was an acrobatic group act from Season 9 of America's Got Talent. They finished the competition in 3rd place.

Background

AcroArmy is a living testament to the adage, "the whole is greater than the sum of its parts." Competing in groups of two or three, these seventeen acrobats from across the country have reached the highest levels of achievement in the sport of acrobatic gymnastics. Every member has been selected to represent the U.S. on the National Team and have earned many national and international titles. The group was brought together by their choreographer and mentor Arthur Davis, a two-time World Champion acrobatic gymnast. AcroArmy hopes to show America that years of training and performance experience has made them into a million dollar act. 1

Audition

AcroArmy's audition was never televised. Interviews with AcroArmy members have confirmed that all judges voted yes at their original audition. AcroArmy did perform their AGT audition routine at the U.S. Acrobatic championships (The routine is also extended with the rest of the U.S. Elite Gymnasts).

Judgment Week

AcroArmy was sorted into the "Acrobats" category in Judgment Week. The group's performance in Episode 908 consisted of an acrobatic routine involving hand balancing, flips in the air, and dancing. AcroArmy's performance was strong enough for the judges to send it to the Quarterfinals that same episode.

Quarterfinals

AcroArmy's Week 3 Quarterfinals performance in Episode 913 consisted of performing acrobatic feats such as acrobats being tossed to other acrobats, handstands on top of other people, and flips in the air. Heidi Klum, Mel B, and Howie Mandel all gave the group standing ovations. AcroArmy finished in fifth or sixth place in America's Vote. In the Judges' Choice, although Howie did not vote for it, Howard Stern, Heidi, and Mel B did, sending the group to the Semifinals in Episode 914 instead of Mike Super.

Semifinals

AcroArmy's Week 2 Semifinals performance in Episode 919 consisted of performing an acrobatic routine involving hand balancing on top of lifted arms, tosses and backflips in to the air, and using one member as a human jump rope performed to "Unstoppable" by ES Posthumus. Howard Stern, Heidi Klum, Mel B, and Howie Mandel all gave the group standing ovations. AcroArmy received enough votes to be sent to the Top 12 Finals in Episode 920 instead of Baila Conmigo.

Top 12

AcroArmy's Top 12 Finals performance in Episode 921 consisted of members hand balancing on top of each other hand to hand, falling off a platform and being caught, spinning rapidly in the air, hand balancing on one hand above a tower of people standing feet on shoulder, and tossing another member off a high platform, performed to "Run Boy Run" by Woodkid. Howard Stern, Heidi Klum, Mel B, and Howie Mandel all gave the group standing ovations. AcroArmy received enough votes to be sent to the Final 6 in Episode 922 instead of Blue Journey.

Final 6

AcroArmy's Top 6 Finals recap performance in Episode 923 consisted of of performing an acrobatic routine involving hand balancing on top of lifted arms, tosses and backflips in to the air, and using one member as a human jump rope. Howard Stern, Heidi Klum, Mel B, and Howie Mandel all gave the group standing ovations. The team's second performance of the night consisted of performing an acrobatic routine involving one-hand handstands, contortions, two-hand handstands above two-hand handstands, tosses into the air. The performance ended with a girl performing a planche above a three-tier human pyramid built feet to shoulder. Howard, Heidi, Mel B, and Howie all gave the group standing ovations.

Finale

For the finale in Episode 924, AcroArmy performed an acrobatic routine to "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" in a duet with Travis Barker, who played the drums. AcroArmy was revealed to have finished in third place in the competition that same night, in front of Sons of Serendip, Quintavious Johnson and Miguel Dakota, but behind Mat Franco and Emily West.

Trivia

  • AcroArmy was brought together and trained by Arthur Davis, a member of Season 1 finalist act Realis.
  • The group has placed the farthest of any act in the history of America's Got Talent whose audition was not televised.
  • The group is the second act to make the top 3 that had to rely on the Judges' Choice in the Quarterfinals; the first was Taylor Williamson.

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