Doing a backflip is hard, but doing a backflip in heels is much harder.
All-male dance group Junior New System combined six-inch stilettos and gymnastics during Tuesday's jaw-dropping performance in the “America’s Got Talent” quaterfinals.
Competing against 11 other acts during the first night of Live Shows this season, the group danced to “Can’t Hold Us” and “BO$$,” complete with a drumline, gravity-defying stunts and Beyoncé-inspired stadium seats.
Their act left judge Heidi Klum screaming: "Hell yes!"
And the other judges agreed.
“It is not just the heels, it is the passion and personality that makes it so exciting," Simon Cowell said. "I think this is going to be the most talked about act and for all the right reasons."
“Oh, my God. Wow!" Mel B said, adding: "Everything about you guys, where you come from, where you are now, you do your own choreography, you are united and together and you sure move."
The group of 11 friends traveled more than 7,000 miles to Hollywood from Manilla, Philippines, for a shot at a better life after growing up as street children in the city’s slums.
"We came from nothing, so we never could have imagined this," Junior New System said before hitting the stage. "From where we have been we cannot afford to let this opportunity slip through our fingers."
The group’s fate now lies in fans' hands. “America’s Got Talent” returns to NBC on Wednesday night to reveal which seven acts will advance to the semifinals.
"Finally this has given us hope. 'America’s Got Talent' could save our lives," Junior New System said.
If social media reaction is any indication, the group's high-heeled performance should be enough to carry them to the next round.
One Twitter user said she "can't even walk in heels."
Another social media user said Junior New System "danced off this competition!"
And the praise didn't stop there, with one Twitter user applauding Junior New System's dance moves and choreography.
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