Australia's Got Talent: Captain Ruin's terrifying act earns the Golden Buzzer
In what's being described as the scariest act in Australia's Got Talent history, Captain Ruin's had viewers on the edge of their seats as he performed a terrifying magic trick.
"For the semi’s I’ve created this really crazy new stunt”, Captain Ruin tells the camera. "It's a kife throwing piece with a swinging target. Behind the target is a balloon, if I miss the balloon will pop, triggering this solenoid, which will release this guillotine, severing the rope holding up this three hundred kilogram piano directly above my head.
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“If it falls on me”, Captain Rui continues, “I’ll almost certainly be crushed to death. However, in our testing, we have determined that in-between the severing of the rope, and the piano crashing to the stage there is just one second.
“I will have exactly one second to get clear if anything should go wrong.”
As they watch Captain Ruin throw four knives, relief sets in as he hits all the targets. However, he's not done yet.
The next target is much smaller and much faster, and, yet again, he clears all of them! Then a miniature target is brought out, which judge Nicole Scherzingerrightly points out is smaller than the balloon behind it.
After one knife goes astray, the rest of the knives hit the target, to which Captain Ruin exclaims "I survived", before demonstrating exactly what would have happened if the stunt had gone wrong.
"That for me is talent indeed”, exclaims French chef Manu, “I loved it!”
Then he asks: “If you’re able to do this now, what are you going to bring to the grand final?”
"I have something very exciting in mind, just for you Manu you’re going to love it!” Captain
Then it comes to Joel: “Look, when you were describing your act at first I was like ‘argh! magic and stunts!’ Not my favourite thing. “But then as the act went on I got more and more invested. I am interested in what you could do next.
“This goes against every fibre of my being but I do think you could be Australia’s winner”, before pressing the Golden Buzzer.
It looks like we’ll be seeing Captain Ruin at the Grand Final.