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Diavolo

Diavolo

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Age (at audition) 21-39
Sex Mixed
Act Acrobatic Dance Group
Seasons 12
Position Reached Finalist

Diavolo was an acrobatic dance group act from Season 12 of America's Got Talent. They finished in the Bottom 5 of the Top 10.

Background

Diavolo uses dance to explore the relationship between the human body and its architectural environment. Artistic Director Jacques Heim steers Diavolo's diverse team of dancers, designers, choreographers and engineers to create visceral and awe-inspiring works that reveal how we are affected emotionally, physically and socially by the spaces we inhabit. Meticulously designed bespoke architectural structures serve as the central inspiration for each work, activated by the stylistically varied and intensely physical choreography which has become the hallmark of the company throughout its more than 25 year history. Through The Diablo Institute, the company also provides educational and outreach opportunities to people of all ages and abilities while touring internationally and at home in Los Angeles, sharing the pioneering art form and the power of dance as a means of social impact. [1]

Audition

Diavolo's audition in Episode 1202 consisted of performing its "Trajectoire" piece, a piece that involved acrobats dancing and leaping above a rocking wooden structure. The act was meant to show the transcendence of the human soul against all odds through the ebb and flow of the human experience. [2] Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum, and Simon Cowell all voted "Yes", sending the group to the Judge Cuts.

Judge Cuts

Diavolo's Judge Cuts performance in Episode 1209 consisted of performing its "Passengers" piece, a piece that involved acrobats dancing and leaping above stairs, a train set, and down a slide, all to Hidden Citizens' cover of A Flock Of Seagulls' "I Ran". The act was meant to represent humanity being a group of passengers on the "train" of life. Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum, and Simon Cowell gave the group standing ovations. The group's performance was strong enough for the judges to send it to the Quarterfinals.

Quarterfinals

Diavolo's Week 3 Quarterfinals performance in Episode 1215 consisted of performing a piece that involved acrobats climbing a set of ropes in tied to a giant spinning metal wheel and jumping off it, all to Joseph William Morgan's "Time After Time". It was to represent dimensions of "Space and Time". Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum, and Simon Cowell all gave the group standing ovations. Diavolo received enough votes to advance to the Semifinals in Episode 1216 instead of Oskar and Gaspar.

Semifinals

Diavolo's Week 2 Semifinals performance in Episode 1219 consisted of performing an acrobatic routine with abstract pyramid, sphere, tube, and wheel structures to Harry Styles' "Sign of The Times". Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum, and Simon Cowell all gave the group standing ovations. Diavolo finished in fourth, fifth or sixth place in America's Vote. In the Dunkin' Save, they received fewer votes than Kechi. In the Judges' Choice, Simon Cowell, Mel B and Howie Mandel voted for them, advancing them to the Finals in Episode 1220 instead of Colin Cloud. (Heidi Klum's vote was not needed).

Finals

Diavolo's Finals performance in Episode 1221 consisted of n acrobatic routine with abstract doorway, ramp, and rocking boat structures to Joseph William Morgan's "In the Air Tonight". Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum, and Simon Cowell all gave the group standing ovations.

Finale

For the finale in Episode 1222, Diavolo performed an acrobatic routine with an abstract dome structure to Harry Styles' "Sign of The Times", which was followed by Light Balance performing one of their own with Derek Hough. Diavolo did not receive enough votes to advance to the top 5, eliminating them from the competition instead of Light Balance.

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