AcroArmy, the acrobatic gymnast troupe (hey that’s AGT, just like America’s Got Talent!) that captivated the nation on Season 9 of America’s Got Talent, went home without the $1 million prize or the guaranteed show in Las Vegas. That prize went–deservedly–to magician Mat Franco. (AcroArmy came in third.) But no act in the contest cried out to be part of the Las Vegas glitz like AcroArmy. Made up of boys and girls–and men and women–from ages 11 to 27, this high-flying death-defying juggernaut of joy blew the judges away week after week. And Howard Stern, the most perceptive–and by far the richest–of the judges took special notice. Stern delivered the highest praise for AcroArmy.
Howard Stern sees everything in the entertainment business–it’s just part of his job. If there’s something going on in show business Howard Stern knows about it. He has his long fingers on the pulse of entertainment culture the way almost no one else does. Will Howard Stern step in and make America’s Got Talent into Shark Tank? New talent is the lifeblood of any production company–and Howard Stern’s company may just take the flying AcroArmy under his big wing. (Cirque de Soleil, one of the few acts comparable to AcroArmy, is one of the most financially successful entertainment properties of all time–as Stern well knows.) Plus the AcroArmy troupe is grounded, humble and easy to work with–the opposite of many diva-like showbiz acts–thanks to its remarkable leader Arthur Davis, a retired US acrobatic gymnast and participating troupe member as well. Somebody’s going to put a bunch of money behind AcroArmy. It could be the King of All Media, Mr. Howard Stern, will bring AcroArmy to Las Vegas anyway.