Figure skating takes the stage Tuesday night on NBC as the aerial skating team Aerial Ice makes its bid for the America's Got Talent semifinals. Twelve acts will compete live on the Radio City Music Hall stage during the live show, and viewers will have the opportunity to vote by phone and online.
Aerial Ice is made up of U.S. world team ice dancers Kim Navarro and Brent Bommentre, professional pair Tosha Hanford and Chris Trefil, and aerial skating artists Angela Kim and Joel Dear. The sextet has been hard at work putting together a routine they hope will capture the imagination of a huge nationwide audience and put them one step closer to the prize.
"We're really excited," Navarro said. "We've been watching the shows on Tuesday night and when I watch, I have to admit, I get nervous. It's a huge stage, and Radio City is so iconic. The production is so good."
"It's much bigger," Dear said. "The proscenium is much higher, and the stage itself is larger. We're planning to use the larger stage. We have more synthetic ice we're using this time to help with filling out the space."
Four acts will move on to the semifinal round, vying for the ultimate prize of $1 million and the opportunity to headline a show on the Las Vegas Strip. The winner will also star in a two-month tour of several acts from the show.
To vote for Aerial Ice on Twitter, tweet "#voteAGT Aerial Ice" after the show.