Australia’s Got Talent tends to attract both weird and wonderful acts to its stage, but a creepy crawly number that spooked the judges and audience alike last night, may have taken the cake.
Canadian contortionist Troy James turned up the fear factor by around 1000% with a bone-cracking, back-bending, hair-raising routine that defied human limitations (and my ability to hold my dinner down).
“I never want to see that agin,” was the response from both Shane Jacobson, and Lucy Durack after the tendon-bending act came to an end.
Dressed in a red suit and with contact lenses turning the whites of his eyes an eery red, the devilish look set off the disjointed limbs and unnatural angles to create a truly hellish performance.
He scuttled from the stage, to the judge’s podium, and even got a petrified Manu Feildel involved.
At one point the spider-like artist crept over the judge, his bent back holding him just centimetres above him, while Manu clung onto a camping bed, cowering fear.
“This is like a nightmare,” Lucy Durack screamed at one point and she could not have hit the nail more firmly on the head.
Once the unnatural act came to a blessed close, the performance artist explained he had been flexible from a young age, and thanked Nicole Scherzinger who described him as a ‘beautiful freak of nature’.
“That was the freakiest thing I’ve ever seen in my life,” Shane Jacobson said, while Manu simply asked him to never pick him as a participant again.
Though visibly shaken, the judges recognised the awe-inspiring ability of the contortionist, and took him through to the next round with four ‘yes’ votes.
It’s not the first controversial act to get through the audition round, ‘graphic’ artist Pricasso sparked official complaints last week, but was still voted through unanimously by the judges.
This means we haven’t seen the last of Troy James, although chances are you’ll see him sooner than the next round - in your nightmares, perhaps.
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