Have you ever watched a contortionist’s act and wondered, “how do they do that?”
You’re not alone. Contortionists can bend themselves into positions that seem physically impossible for the human body. It almost appears like they dont have normal bone structure!
But, they most likely do (unless they’re extremely dedicated to their craft) and that just means they’ve trained their bodies to move in ways that other people cannot. That is what makes watching a contortionist so entertaining!
It should come as no surprise then that contortionists often are on reality competition series. Just look at young Sofie Dossi, who was on America’s Got Talent.
Sofie auditioned for AGT when she was just 14 years old! She made it all the way to the Top 10 during season 11. Due to her success that season, the young contortionist was brought back to the program for America’s Got Talent: The Champions.
When she first appeared on AGT, Reba McEntire was the guest judge and wound up giving Sofie her Golden Buzzer. Sofie was completely shocked and her face said it all!
AGT: The Champions brought back many top competitors who appeared on AGT and other Got Talent programs over the years. Other people like ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer and singer Susan Boyle returned to the series for this new version of the show.
Now that she is 17, Sofie came back with even more incredible moves that totally blew the judges away.
During her pre-taped promo, Sofie talked about her experiences on the show. She said:
“During Judge Cuts, when Reba hit her Golden Buzzer, it was probably the best moment of my life. Each round showed me I had more in me than I thought I did. When I made it all the way to the finale, I thought, ‘I can do this,’” but as she took a pause, the video was intercut the moment that she was eliminated during season 11.
Sofie went on to add:
“My heart just stopped, it was really hard. I was so close, I feel like I could just taste it. Now, to be a part of America’s Got Talent: The Champions, I’ve never been more determined. If I’m going to compete with the best, I have to bring out my best. I want to win this time.”
When Sofie took the stage, she showed off some insanely impressive balancing. But what was even more spectacular is when she took to the giant ring on stage and ascended into the air. She took her contortions to the sky!
Sofie began to spin faster than she ever has before on AGT. All four judges had shocked (and concerned) expressions on their faces. At one point, Mel B can be heard exasperatedly saying that there is no net beneath Sofie. Clearly, she was concerned about Sofie’s safety!
But there was no need, Sofie knew exactly what she was done. When she was finished with her performance, there was an overwhelming amount of applause.
America’s Got Talent returns to NBC for season 14 on Monday, June 10, 2019. Terry Crews will return as host, with Simon Cowell and Howie Mandel returning as judges. Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough are set to debut as the newest judges on the series.
You can watch Sofie Dossi’ incredible aerial routine on America’s Got Talent: The Champions in the video below:
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Source: NBC/America’s Got Talent: The Champions