The Baron of the Universe
Age (at audition) 35
Sex Male
Act Sideshow Performer
Seasons 11
Position Reached Judge Cuts

The Baron of the Universe, whose real name is Mika Nieminen, was a sideshow performer act from Season 11 of America's Got Talent. He was eliminated in the Judge Cuts.


The Baron of Sideshow was born and brought up at frozen wasteland of Finland. When he was 18 years old he performed his first show for Kinky Club of Helsinki and was hooked for performing. Only a year later with few fellow performers from Kinky Club they established a new Sideshow Circus called Sirkus Tapaturma “Accident”. Quite a few years and fairly many shows later he moved to London to start yet a new show with Samppa Von Cyborg and this extremely hardcore freak show carried a name Psycho Cyborgs. They had spread wide in press world wide but this was not what The Baron wanted from his performance career.

He next performed with The Fire Tusk Pain Proof Circus. This was the moment when he established himself as the strong man of the circus with nerves and nipples of steel. He started gain more and more strength to his nipples by lifting heavier and heavier objects of them. The Baron started to perform more and more by himself and so he still does these days.

After quite few countries and stages he gained his nipple weight lifting record up to 35KG (77lbs) and while ago, yet again he has established a new show with burlesque dancer LouLou D’vil. Sex, Blades & Rock ‘n’ Roll is collaboration of "daredevil stunts, witty humor and sexy visuality." [1]


Mika Nieminen's audition in Episode 1104 consisted of hanging heavy objects from his nose, eyes, and nipples, and swinging the objects around while they were hanging from said places. Heidi Klum buzzed the act. Although Heidi voted "No", Howie Mandel, Mel B, and Simon Cowell voted "Yes", sending Mika to the Judge Cuts.

Judge Cuts

The Baron of the Universe's Judge Cuts performance in Episode 1110 consisted of pulling a dragster car while his girlfriend/assistant LouLou D'vil was sitting on it with hooks attached to his nipples. Heidi Klum buzzed the act. The Baron's performance was not strong enough for the judges to send him to the Quarterfinals, eliminating him from the competition along with Jonathan Nosan and Shane and Shannon Jensen.

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