Before his audition, Testa said he risks his life during his performances. The man has been doing breakneck feats for some time and in February this year made the ‘Guinness Book of World Records’ by walking over 10 meters of knives in just 1 minute and 5 seconds, something no one has ever done faster. He already gave shows in Milan in Italy and took his chance in ‘Romania’s Got Talent’, but now he wanted to convince the jury of ‘America’s Got Talent’ with his blood-curdling maneuvers.
During his act, he explored “the limits of the body” by walking his foot through flames, climbing a stairway with knives and ‘hanging’ himself in mid-air from a knife under his throat. He made it clear to everyone that the knives were indeed razor sharp, by cutting playing cards and an apple. The jury looked on with a frightened heart, but was very impressed by the performance. Sofía Vergara admitted that she “both hates and loves these acts”, but admitted that she thought it was “fantastic”. Howie said he was “terrified” but also enjoyed the performance. Testa promised “much more” for future rounds, so the judges had no qualms about sending him on. He got a ‘yes’ four times.