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The world is full of amazing talent! So much so that America’s Got Talent is on it’s twelfth season! The show caught so much of the world’s attention, it has inspired branch off shows in other countries, such as Britain’s Got Talent and Mongolia’s Got Talent. There’s so much to see, our heads are spinning!

Some of the greatest acts though, are the ones that scare the living hell out of us! The ones that make us cringe in anticipation or look away out of horror. It’s the talent of the contestant to grab our emotions like putty, and shape and mold it into something that leaves us mystified, begging for more.

We’ve compiled a list of the top 10 freakiest acts in performance history!

What better time to relive those especially strange and terrifying performances than Halloween time? Hold onto your seats ladies and gents; it’s going to be a WILD ride!

10. James More- This 24 year old magician has been practicing the art of deception since he was 8! Entering with a lighthearted dance and a levitating tissue, More goes on to shock the judges with this dark stunt as his finishing act.

9. Peter Boie- This talented magician uses mentalism to get inside your head and scare you out of your mind! He’s performed all over the US except Hawaii and Delaware. Watch to see why you’ll be volunteering to pay him to go away!

These eerie acts are nothing compared to what’s to come! Continue to the next page for more wicked-amazing talent. Only if you’re not easily frightened, though. 

America’s Got Talent has been one of the most amazingly successful talent shows to ever grace our screens. We’ve seen so much incredible talent and so many stars born from the show. Our favorite auditions, however, are the ones that are most shocking.

The best auditions are the ones that leave the judges, and the crowd, completely stunned. The ones that leave you speechless. The ones that leave you picking your jaw up from the floor. Those are the auditions that will stick in our memories for years to come.

We found 10 of the most shocking and unforgettable moments to ever happen on the America’s Got Talent stage.

Brace yourselves. These are epic. Go to the next page to see our top ten best auditions!

Will Tsai is a magician — an illusionist to be exact. He’s been practicing his craft for years and decided to finally take the big stage. And what a better way to do that than audition for America’s Got Talent.

The young magician took the stage and the judges listened to him explain what he would be performing for them. “I’ve never done it for anybody,” he shared with the judges. “I just created it for this show.”

WIth the judges’ interest piqued, they were excited to see what sort of illusions and magic he would be showing them. Little did they know, they were about to be completely stunned and blown away by this young magician’s talent.

“I like flowers because they remind me how beautiful life is. But they are also very fragile, and that’s why every second counts. In the grand scheme of things, life happens in the blink of an eye. So for the next few moments, don’t blink.”

The entire room was focused on Tsai and the small table he brought to the stage. It wasn’t long before he started to transform ordinary coins into beautiful rose petals. Everyone’s jaws dropped.

Continue to the next page to see Tsai’s illusions and magic at work. He’s definitely an extremely talented magician to pull this off.

In season 9 of America’s Got Talent, street magician Tomas De la Cruz, a.k.a. Smoothini the Ghetto Houdini, astonished the judges with his whimsical magic performance. Raised in the

Manhattan Ghetto of New York, Tomas had plenty of opportunities to practice his sleight-of-hand on tourists and passersby. He practiced everywhere he went, turning a ride on the subway or a

stroll through the city into a profitable affair.  

Smooth, as he is now frequently called, was born in the Dominican Republic, then raised in the Washington Heights neighborhood in Manhattan, NY. As a kid, he idolized David Copperfield and

loved watching the show Cheers with his dad. So naturally, he combined the two and began sneaking out at night to go perform for the locals in nearby taverns. Before long he was determined to

be a famous magician too, in spite of his lack of finances. He explained to the judges that in the Ghetto, you “ain’t got money for props!”

Growing up in New York seemed the perfect place for a young and talented magician. However, after the events of 9/11, Tomas’ patriotism was stirred and he left the city behind to join the U.S.

Marine Corps, where he completed a tour of duty before returning home with honors.  Though he left his home behind, he brought his talent with him! Smooth spent his downtime performing magic for his comrades and even went on to win a talent contest between all of the branches of the armed forces, re-legitimizing his dream of performing magic for a living. 

In 2014, the magician/Marine decided to take his act to the big stage and audition for America’s Got Talent. He decided to perform close-up magic tricks for the judges, interacting with them on an

intimate level, while simultaneously avoiding the need for expensive eye-catching props. The Ghetto Houdini decided to let the magic speak for itself.

In his AGT audition Smoothini, armed with only a salt shaker, a deck of cards, and two red foam balls wowed the judges with his vanishing act. As he’s talking to the judges,

Smoothini coughs an ENTIRE deck of cards up out of his mouth! As he continues to talk he holds out his hand and pulls the cards from thin air one by one as he drops them into his hat! He continues in this fashion with the red balls, putting one into Heidi Klum’s hand and leaving the other on his own.

The Marine says the Magic word and asks Heidi to open her hand. Voila! BOTH balls popped out! What he does in the end of this video is where he uses the real magic though! Continue to the next page to see the trick that leaves judges in awe!