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Contestant Accidentally Shot in the Neck With Flaming Arrow on America’s Got Talent

Ryan Stock and AmberLynn Walker left the America’s Got Talent judges speechless on Tuesday night—but not in the way contestants usually aim for.

Stock warmed up by swallowing a sword and an arrow, then placed a tube down his throat with a target facing out. Walker, his fiancée, shot a flaming arrow from a crossbow at the target, where it was supposed to go through a tube before alighting with pyrotechnics. But the arrow missed, hitting Stock near the neck.

Stock was lucky that the arrow didn’t set him on fire or puncture his throat, and he said he was okay. But when the judges began to give feedback, Simon Cowell said, “Why are we judging this act? Amber just shot Ryan and he needs to go to a hospital now! I’m being serious.”

Despite narrowly avoiding mortal injury, and feeling “lucky but unlucky,” Stock says he’d like to try the stunt again. The cause of the mishap seems to have been not Walker’s aim, but a slightly broken notch on the arrow that caused it to veer off course. “The first thing we’re gonna do is get back on that and run it again so we’re not afraid of it,” Walker told Entertainment Tonight. “We’ll be posting footage of it working properly, that’s for sure,” Stock added.

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A WOMAN shot a flaming arrow into her fiancee’s NECK during a daredevil America’s Got talent stunt that went horribly wrong.

Talent show couple Ryan Stock and Amber Lynn Walker took to the stage with their nail-biting archery routine which saw the bride-to-be climb some ladders and take aim at her lover with the device.

13 America’s Got Talent act Amber hit her fiancee with a flaming arrowCredit: NBC

Yet he revealed he was “very fortunate” to walk away alive after the arrow missed its target and instead plunged into the side of his neck.

Head judge Simon Cowell and his panel were left wide-eyed and covering their mouths in shock after the epic blunder.

Meanwhile, gasps could be heard from the crowd as the aftermath of the stunt sunk in.

13 Ryan was left clutching his neck in sheer painCredit: NBC 13 She was aiming for a target on his face

Brunette Amber, dressed to impress in a pretty gown, intended to hit a red and white circular target which Ryan had positioned poking out of his mouth.

Yet she fired the pointed instrument off course and below where she intended, leaving Ryan clutching his neck in sheer pain and his life in potential danger.

13 Her aim was off course and lower than she intended

Show host Nick Cannon was first to check on the performer and said: “Is everything OK? You’re not on fire?”

Ryan then muttered: “I’m OK,” yet his other half remained pale with fear and rooted to her spot on the stage.

Judge Simon Cowell said: “Why are we judging this act?”

“Amber just shot Ryan and he needs to go to a hospital now.”

13 Head judge Simon called for Ryan to be taken to hospitalCredit: NBC 13 Show judges were left stunned


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After the break, Nick told viewers Canadian Ryan had been examined by show medics who assured him he was fine.

The TV star, who also swallows swords in his routines, then took to Twitter to write: “We had a serious mishap tonight outage live on @nbcagt.

“A very unfortunate mechanical failure but I am very fortunate to walk away from it.”

13 Host Nick Cannon checked the performer was OK 13

The pair have been together for 16 years.

Fans watching the drama at home were left glued to their screens.

They took to Twitter in a concerned frenzy.

One wrote: “Whoooo glad you’re OK, that looked bad. Your wife needs a hug too. That shocked her.”

13 Credit: Twitter 13 Credit: Twitter 13 13 Credit: Twitter 13 Credit: Twitter

A fan seemed to relish the heart-in-the-mouth drama and added: “I am voting for you because your danger level is amazing.

“Just what I want to see in Vegas. 🙂 to hear you are OK.”

Alesha Dixon nearly caused disaster when she misfired a crossbow as part of a stunt act on Britain’s Got Talent earlier this year.

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Another night of America’s Got Talent, another round of heart-pounding drama as the first phase of judges cuts began to whittle down the competition. To get a fresh perspective on the acts, AGT tapped comedian Ken Jeong (who you probably recognize from The Hangover) to be the guest judge for the evening and select a golden buzzer act to send straight to the live shows.

By the end of the episode, the actor completed his mission and chose the Voices of Hope children’s choir as his golden buzzer pick. The heartwarming group performed a rendition of the popular song from Moana “How Far I’ll Go.”

Upon watching the moving performance, Twitter seemed to agree that the group gave a chill-inducing show and definitely deserved to be put through to the next round.

When it came to the golden buzzer, however, some in the Twitterverse seemed to think that while the choir was undoubtedly amazing, magician Aaron Crow’s dangerous bow and arrow act should’ve received the coveted reward. During Aaron’s second audition, he performed an array of scary stunts, including shooting an arrow through an apple sitting on judge Heidi Klum’s head.

The heart-racing act made a lot of people believe Aaron was true golden buzzer material.

This isn’t the first time people have voiced their frustrations with the judges’ golden buzzer picks. Just last week, when 15-year-old singer MaKayla Phillips received the honor from Heidi Klum, AGT fans complained that the show heavily favors vocalists over other variety acts.

To put critics’ disappointment into context, five out of the six total golden buzzers from this season have gone to singing acts — aerial dance group Zurcaroh, chosen by host Tyra Banks, still remains the only non-singing act to receive the golden buzzer.

Of course, these numbers don’t mean it’s guaranteed that a singer will win the show overall. It just means that AGT fans who have non-vocal favorites will have to turn out to vote during the live shows! So, if you find yourself grumbling over the judges’ preferences, you know what you have to do.

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(WCMH) – A children’s choir from California was the recipient of guest judge Ken Jeong’s golden buzzer on Tuesday’s episode of America’s Got Talent.

“You made quite the impression when you first came on the auditions. We remember this very well,” said Simon Cowell. “But, you know where we are. Eighteen acts, only seven can go through.”

The choir performed a powerful rendition of ‘How Fair I’ll Go’ from Disney’s Moana.

“You know what? This actually made me really emotional,” said Mel B. “It really did. I can see you really really want it. Good job guys.”

“I think of all the acts we’ve seen so far from the audition to this round, you are the most improved,” said Simon Cowell. “What you project, what I felt was unbelievable energy.”

“From all of us, to all of you,” said Ken Jeong, as he pressed the golden buzzer.

Voices of Hope is a non-profit tuition-free choir program that welcomes children of all ages and experience levels in Orange County, New York.

In the audition round, Voices of Hope was passed through by a 3-1 vote, with judge Howie Mandel being the only one to vote against them.

Voices of Hope is the first golden buzzer act of the judge cuts round and the sixth of the competition as a whole.

The group joins singers Makayla Phillips, Amanda Mena, Courtney Hadwin and Michael Ketterer as well as acrobatic dance group Zurcaroh.

In America’s Got Talent, a golden buzzer automatically passes the performer or performers to the live rounds of the show. Each judge and the host are allowed to press the golden buzzer once over the course of all audition rounds.

During judge cuts, the guest judge’s sole vote is through the use of the golden buzzer.

All of the ‘AGT’ judges have handed out their golden buzzers already. So children’s choir Voices of Hope got lucky and managed to snag one from guest judge Ken Jeong. We’ve got their brilliant performance.

We’ve seen the lovely children’s choir Voices of Hope audition already on America’s Got Talent, but they failed to get a golden buzzer from any of the four primary judges. The group appeared on the July 17 show for the first round of judge’s cuts and were spared thanks to guest judge Ken Jeong. Since all of the main judges had already given their Golden Buzzers out, Voices of Hope were given the fifth one of the season and get to move on straight to the live rounds. It must have come as quite a relief, as judges Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum and Simon Cowell were whittling down 18 acts to just seven on the episode.

Simon was quite welcoming to the choir, telling them “Nice to have you back guys. You made quite the impression when you first came on the auditions. We remember this very well. But we have 18 acts and only seven can go through.” Whoa, that’s some serious pressure. The choir director told him they’d be singing “How Far I’ll Go” from Moana, noting that the first time around Simon had told them that their prior performance of “This Is Me” wasn’t rehearsed enough and this time around they felt tighter and more solid.

The choir from Lawrence, MA features children and teens aged five through 17 and they absolutely knocked it out of the park with “How Far I’ll Go.” The song seemed to predict that they will go far on AGT, as it drove Mel B to tears and she said in her critique how she was overcome with emotion by their performance. Even the kids in the choir were crying tears of joy and relief that they pulled of such a great rendition

Simon told them that of all the acts the judges had seen from the audition to this round, Voices of Hope was the most improved and told them they projected “unbelievable energy.” The group seemed super happy that it seemed like they were going to make it past the round, then Ken jumped in and simply said “From all of us, to all of you” and punched his Golden Buzzer! Simon even reached over and shook his hand, thankful that Ken had sent the group through to the live rounds when none of the other judges had that power anymore.

Daredevil Aaron Crow returned to “America’s Got Talent” on July 17 and stole the show in this first episode dedicated to the judges’ cuts. He had auditioned on June 5 and got four yes votes from the judges for his death-defying stunts. He was back to prove to them that he was worthy of a place in the live shows that begin on August 17.

As you can see from the leaked video above, Crow conscripts Heidi Klum and guest judge Ken Jeong to take part in his act this time around. Jeong is jittery as he holds a tray with an apple atop Klum’s head while Crow is cool as a cucumber as he shoots an arrow straight at it. He earns a standing ovation from the audience and panel, with head judge Simon Cowell leading the way.

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Cowell had been a big fan of his original audition. Back then, Crow used a sword to slice an apple in mid-air before bringing two assistants and Howie Mandel on stage. After completely covering his eyes with hot candle wax, bandages and duct tape, he blindly knifed through a bag of rice in one assistant’s hands, used numb chucks to break a board in half in the other assistant’s hands and then sliced through a pineapple atop Howie’s head with a sword. Mel B led her fellow judges in praising Howie for having the guts to risk his life.

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America’s Got Talent: The Champions, will air its third episode tonight. Ten more acts will compete for a place in the finals, but there are some odd and certainly noteworthy coincidences in this week’s lineup of acts.

We’re not sure if this was intentional on the part of the producers or not, but there seem to be five different genres of talent represented this week, with two acts featured from each. Let’s take a look at each of tonight’s “rivalries”.

Angelica Hale vs. DJ Arch Jnr – The Child Acts

Got Talent is known for welcoming performers of all ages, so naturally we end up getting a lot of child acts. Tonight we’ll be seeing two of the most successful in the entire franchise, with America’s Got Talent runner-up Angelica Hale and South Africa’s Got Talent winner DJ Arch Jnr.

Both of these two are musical acts, with Angelica being a pop singer and DJ Arch Jnr being, well, a DJ! Both have also become internet sensations. Angelica received a Golden Buzzer during her season, while DJ Arch Jnr holds the distinction of being the youngest winner in Got Talent history, being just three years old at the time of his victory!

Billy and Emily England vs. Ryan Stock and Amberlynn Walker – The Danger Duos

These two acts show how much range there is in the danger world. Billy and Emily perform all kinds of roller-skating stunts atop an onstage platform, while Ryan and Amberlynn are a sideshow act best known for their bow and arrow tricks.

Both acts have competed on America’s Got Talent, and prior to their season Billy and Emily appeared on Britain’s Got Talent. Billy and Emily finished in the semi-finals on both programs, while Ryan and Amberlynn were cut in the quarter-finals after their performance went wrong and resulted in Amberlynn accidentally shooting a flaming arrow into Ryan’s neck on live TV. Yikes!

Fortunately, no one was hurt, but Champions will be a chance for the duo to prove their skills to the doubters (the clip of the accident became a viral video online). For Billy and Emily, it will be a chance to see if they can finally reach a Got Talent finale.

Darcy Oake vs. Jon Dorenbos – The Magicians

Here are two performers who have definitely found success in their field after Got Talent; Darcy as part of The Illusionists tours as well as his own, and Jon as a career change after being forced to retire from the NFL.

Both of these magicians have reached a Got Talent finale in the past – Darcy on BGT and Jon on AGT – and both are known for breathing new life into classic tricks with their own special way of delivering them. Darcy sometimes puts on a bit of a “bad boy” image in his performances and showcases them with a cool, slick vibe. Jon, on the other hand, tends to deliver his tricks the way a motivational speaker might share an passionate message with a crowd.

Paul Potts vs. Prince Poppycock – The Opera Singers

Opera singers don’t have a show of their own like some other musical genres, so Got Talent is the perfect place for them. We’ve had some great ones over the years, but BGT Series 1 winner Paul Potts and AGT Season 5 finalist Prince Poppycock are probably the most iconic of them all.

Both were clearly favorites during their respective appearances, and both have had very successful careers outside of the franchise. Prince Poppycock is a little bit more “out there” than Paul (in the best way of course!) but both are among the most memorable and beloved acts in Got Talent history. (If they both make it to the finals, I want to see them team up for a duet as their “bonus” performance in the finale.)

Samuel J. Comroe vs. Tom Cotter – The Stand-Up Comedians

No comedian has ever won AGT, but plenty have finished in the finals! And that’s exactly the case for both of these guys; Samuel came in fourth place in Season 13, while Tom was the runner-up of Season 7.

Tom has a plethora of experience in the field, even filming his own Comedy Central special back before he was on AGT. Samuel wasn’t as big before his season, but has been having lots of success in the few short months since it ended. And the good news for them is that Howie Mandel is the judge in charge of tonight’s Golden Buzzer, and he’s the only one who’s ever used in on a comedian before. (Seeing as he’s one himself, it makes sense he would be the most apt to.)

Catch all 10 of these acts on America’s Got Talent: The Champions tonight at 8/7 c on NBC!

‘America’s Got Talent: The Champions’: Fans are glad Ben Blaque’s dangerous arrow act wasn’t cleared by judges

What could be worse than a life-threatening act gone wrong? Nothing at the moment. ‘America’s Got Talent: The Champions’ has brought back contestants from before, the ones who have left a mark on the show. And Ben Blaque is one of them.

As part of the act, crossbow sharpshooter Ben called on stage judge Alesha Dixon to pull the triggers to the arrows that are aimed at a board to which he is locked on to. This isn’t the first time that he had pulled something like this. The last time the two were on stage, the act went South with the device malfunctioning and Alisha accidentally launching two arrows at the same time. Luckily, both of the razor-sharp arrows missed him.

Fans online were furious seeing the act because they thought Ben restrained to a board with bows being shot at him is not really a talent.

This time too, he was off the mark. Judge Howie Mandel hit the red button when he forgot the safety on his bow-arrow paraphernalia, leaving Alisha completely confused and anxious at the same time. Later, as she went on to pull the triggers one after the other, Heidi Klum and Simon Cowell got edgy on their seats and discouraged Alesha to go ahead with it. Even though Ben was confident that the arrows wouldn’t miss the target and hit where they are supposed to, which is away from him, but it got too tense too soon. And no one was ready for it. The daredevil was denied clearance to the next round but only keeping in mind his safety.

Meanwhile, viewers too are glad he wasn’t allowed beyond a point in his act because it had gotten tad risky.

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A chilling video that has been circulating since 2009 is variously reported as an audition for the television show Armenia’s Got Talent, Poland’s Got Talent, or Russia’s Got Talent gone horribly wrong, a haplessly comedic “William Tell” act that ends with one participant taking an arrow straight through the head:

No program by any of those names exists, however, and the set shown in the video curiously features only generic signs and props reading “Talent” in English: no fuller program name is displayed, no signage bearing anything written in the language of the country in which this program supposedly aired is evident, and no one in the clip speaks a word of dialogue. (A briefly-displayed overlay in Cyrillic lettering identifies the clip as featuring the “Amazing Brothers.”)

The video can be pegged as fake for a number of reasons, chief among them that if such a horrible accident had truly occurred during the recording of a television show, it would not have been broadcast, so we’d expect to be viewing the action “raw” as captured by a single camera. Yet the clip has obviously been cleanly edited (to include cuts to the judges’ reactions) and has been subject to post-production (to add graphic overlays), simulating the appearance of something that was prepared or aired as part of a finished program. (Not to mention that the bowman fails to evince the least bit of horror or surprise at having “accidentally” shot his partner in the head.)

Some have speculated that this clip was a viral promotion for the CULT Cola energy drink, a can of which the “victim” ostentatiously takes from one of the judges and places atop his head (with the label properly facing the camera) after failing at multiple efforts to balance an apple on his noggin. This theory is reinforced by the existence of similar “Talent” clips that also prominently display CULT Cola, posted to the drink’s own Facebook page: Since 1994

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Woman accidentally shoots fiancé with flaming arrow on America’s Got Talent

A misguided flaming arrow interrupted the quarterfinals of America’s Got Talent, a network reality program comprised of Branson-friendly variety acts. Fortunately the arrow’s ultimate target, Canadian stunt man Ryan Stock, appears to be okay.

In last night’s AGT episode, Stock had successfully performed a sword-swallowing stunt before he moved to the final troubled trick. The sequence was elaborate. First, he inserted a long, steel rod into his throat. At the end of the metal was a circular target. His co-performer and fiancé, Amber Lynn Walker, stood atop a ladder a few yards away, and was supposed to shoot the target with said flaming arrow from a crossbow. But as we know, the arrow missed.

The projectile nailed Canadian stunt man Ryan Stock in the collarbone, though it didn’t appear to burn or penetrate his flesh. Which is good, mutilation by arrow would be an awful thing to show on television, let alone have happen to any human being.

America’s Got Talent seemed to subtweet the incident: “You NEVER know what will happen when #AGT is live.” Which is true! Maybe a star will be born. Or maybe a man will be shot in the chest by a flaming arrow from a crossbow wielded by his one true love.

You NEVER know what will happen when #AGT is live.

— America’s Got Talent (@nbcagt) August 3, 2016

The producers of reality programs like to construct heroic storylines for their talent; a nobody becomes a somebody and so on. I don’t watch this show, but I think few reality contestants have the narrative potential Stock carries with him this week. Here’s my free copy for any upcoming promotional materials:

“After being shot by a flaming arrow, Ryan Stock is ready to rise from the ashes.”

We had a serious mishap tonight outage live on @nbcagt. A very unfortunate mechanical failure but I am very fortunate to walk away from it.

— Ryan Stock (@comedydaredevil) August 3, 2016