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The KriStef Brothers were a hand balancer duo act from Season 8 of America's Got Talent. They were eliminated in the Finals.


The KriStef Brothers have been performing together since childhood. Kristofer and Stefan both come from generations of circus families and performance talents. They grew up learning Hand to Hand and acrobatics from Kristofer’s father in their backyard, who comes from an Italian circus. They received ballet training from Stefan’s mother who was a Prima Ballerina and jazz training from Kristofer’s mother who was a professional jazz dancer. Although they were naturally jokester children, Stefan’s Swedish born father was a great coach for clowning skills.

KriStef Bros began performing by the age of 10, and have continued to learn new talents and tricks to add to their act over the years. Their talents have lend them to perform worldwide from across Europe and South America, to throughout the US in various acclaimed shows. [1]


The KriStef Brothers' audition in Episode 804 consisted of performing acrobatic feats such as balancing head to head and performing a handstand on top of the other's hands. Howard SternHeidi KlumMel B, and Howie Mandel all voted "Yes," sending the duo to the Vegas Round.

Vegas Round

KriStef Brothers was sorted into the "Acrobat" category in the Vegas Round. The duo's performance in Episode 808 consisted of doing an acro-balance act with humor and a workout routine theme. The duo's performance was strong enough for the judges to send it to the Quarterfinals along with Timber Brown in Episode 809.


The KriStef Brothers' Week 1 Quarterfinals performance in Episode 810 consisted of performing a hand balancing act while dancing together to "{Everything I Do) I Do It for You," all with a sense of humor. They received enough votes to be sent to the Semifinals along with Collins Key, instead of TellAvision .


The KriStef Brothers were supposed to perform at Episode 820, but during rehersal, Kristofer had an accident, falling on his neck. Their spot on that particular episode was filled by Howie Mandel's wildcard pick, Red Panda, and their presentation got postponed to Episode 822. The Kristef Brothers' Week 2 Semifinals performance consisted of performing a hand balancing routine with a magician theme in which the Kristofer was held by Stefan as Stefan bent his legs over the back of a chair and the brothers balanced while "swallowing" (retractable) swords (in a declared homage to Alexandr Magala) and performing a flip. All four judges gave the brothers standing ovations. The KriStef Brothers received enough votes to be sent to the Finals in Episode 823 along with Chicago Boyz.

Top 12

The KriStef Brothers' Top 12 Finals performance in Episode 824 consisted of performing a skit in which they "taught" the viewers in an infomercial how to be KriStef Brothers by demonstrating how to perform tricks they titled the "Bronco Buster," the "Tootsie Roll-Up," and the "Hangover." The KriStef Brothers did not receive enough votes to be sent to the Final 6, eliminating them from the competition instead of Taylor Williamson.

After The Show

In 2018 the KriStef Brothers appeared on the fifth season of the Italian competition series Tu Si Que Vales [2]

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