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Uzeyer Novruzov

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Information
Age (at audition) 39
Sex Male
Act Ladder Acrobat
Seasons 10, The Champions
Position Reached Finalist; Preliminaries

Uzeyer Novruzov was a ladder acrobat act from Season 10 of America's Got Talent. He finished in the Bottom 5 of the Top 10. Uzeyer returned to America's Got Talent: The Champions, where he were eliminated in the Preliminaries.

Background

Uzeyer Novruzov was born in Eysk, Russia, to a family of Azerbaijani origin. As a teenager, Uzeyer attended music school.

Considerable energy in "amateur circuses," the Russian equivalent of youth circus schools. He ended up, quite unnaturally, in a cooking institute. Yet Uzeyer never gave up his circus ambitions and continued his acrobatic training. He showed a natural gift for balance, and his joyful energy, combined with his musical and dancing abilities, didn’t long go unnoticed.

In 1995, Uzeyer was accepted into Moscow's illustrious circus school, the State College for Circus and Variety Arts. He graduated three years later with his unsupported ladder act (free ladder) and soon after was a laureate of the All-Union Circus Competition, arguably—given the high level of circus training in Russia—one of the world’s most difficult circus competitions.

Uzeyer then became a member of Moscow’s Bolshoi Circus, on Vernadsky Boulevard (one of the Russian capital’s two permanent circuses), where he was noticed by the Big Apple Circus. Uzeyir came to the U.S. in 2002. He was featured in the Big Apple Circus’s production of Dreams of a City. He remained in North America and has since appeared with his free ladder act in Cirque du Soleil’s Corteo. [1]

Uzeyer currently lives in Las Vegas. One of his biggest inspirations is Charlie Chaplin. Many people have commented on his resemblance to famous YouTube filmmaker Casey Neistat.

Audition

Uzeyer Novruzov's audition in Episode 1004 consisted of dancing and balancing on a free-standing ladder to "Green Hornet Theme." Tricks included spinning the ladder on one ladder leg and hand balancing on the top of the ladder. Howard SternHeidi KlumMel B, and Howie Mandel all voted "Yes," sending Uzeyer to the Judge Cuts round.

Judge Cuts

Uzeyer Novruzov's Judge Cuts performance in Episode 1009 consisted of performing acrobatic feats on a free ladder such as standing on its end caps, all to "Puttin' on the Ritz". His performance was strong enough for the judges to send him to the Quarterfinals instead of Chris Jones and Wes Barker.

Quarterfinals

Uzeyer Novruzov's Week 2 Quarterfinals performance in Episode 1014 consisted of performing acrobatic feats on three free ladders such as climbing one as it spun or standing on its end caps. Each ladder was taller than the last, with the final being the highest he "has ever done" at 18 feet high. Howard Stern, Heidi Klum, Mel B, and Howie Mandel all gave Uzeyer standing ovations. Uzeyer received enough votes to be sent to the Semifinals in Episode 1015 instead of Damone Rippy.

Semifinals

Uzeyer Novruzov's Week 2 Semifinals performance in Episode 1020 consisted of spinning in a Cyr wheel, climbing up a free-standing ladder, and standing on the end caps. He then caught two rings thrown by his assistants and attempted to get a hoop under his foot while balancing. Unfortuantely, he fell off the ladder while attempting the trick. He was revealed to be okay, not having sustained any significant injury, however he did go to the hospital as precautionary measure and to conduct standard concussion test protocols. Uzeyer finished in fourth, fifth, or sixth place in America's Vote. In the Dunkin' Save, he received more online votes than both Freelusion and Gary Vider, sending Uzeyer to the Finals in Episode 1021.

Finals

Uzeyer Novruzov's Finals performance in Episode 1022 consisted of climbing up a free-standing ladder, hopping up a flight of stairs, and hanging off a ladder hanging from of the ceiling to resemble a helicopter.

Finale

For the finale in Episode 1023, Uzeyer Novruzov danced with Freelusion in a videomapping Charlie Chaplin-themed performance. Uzeyer did not receive enough votes to be included in the Top 5, eliminating him from the competition instead of The Professional Regurgitator.

After Season 10

Uzeyer competed on Season 11 of La France a un incroyable talent as "Freeladderman". He was eliminated in the semifinals.

The Champions Preliminary

Uzeyer Novruzov returned for The Champions. His Preliminary performance in Episode TC01 consisted of performing acrobatics and balancing first on a smaller ladder and then balancing himself on a larger ladder.   Howie MandelMel BHeidi Klum, and Simon Cowell all gave him standing ovations.  Uzeyer did not receive enough votes to advance to the night's Top 3, eliminating him from the competition.

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