‘America’s Got Talent’ has seen its share of amazing and unique talent through the years. This time Simon Cowell and the judges welcome Yo-Yo artist Shu Takada from Japan, who performs a routine to the music ‘Hit the Road Jack’ by ‘Throttle.’
Simon tells the contestant, ‘We’ve seen a lot of yo-yo acts over the years. They’ve been a bit boring, if I’m being honest with you!’ Shu responds by telling Simon about his dream to share the ‘coolness’ of yo-yo around the world.
First, Shu makes it walk, then he flips his body in mid-air. He’s working two yo-yo’s with ease while dancing. He lays on his back and throws them in the air. The audience is stunned, and they applaud wildly.
He goes down to his knees, bends his back to touch the floor, and throws two yo-yos up to the sky. He sits on the ground and spins a yo-yo under his backside while lifting it up like he’s jumping rope.
The crowd goes crazy! Simon says, ‘My God, Shu, we weren’t expecting that!’ Heidi follows him, saying, ‘The best yo-yo we’ve ever seen!’ Howie can’t believe his eyes and exclaims, ‘I’ve never seen anything like that!’
Simon decides to make things interesting. He tells Shu, ‘We’ve never done this before. We’re going to say Yo or No.’ Shu ends up getting four ‘Yo’s’ and also a standing ovation from the audience.
It is a fantastic performance featuring dancing, acrobatics, and remarkable yo-yo techniques. The judges loved it, and Shu advanced on ‘AGT.’ When asked how he felt by host Terry Crews, Shu couldn’t even respond due to his overwhelming emotions.