Duo Vladimir on America’s Got Talent. The two Vladimirs from Ukraine — or as Nick Cannon calls them, “gentlemen with no shirts on and tights” — do things no one here has ever seen. Their sheer herculean strength is insane enough, but when they put the knives in their mouths and balance on nothing but the blades’ touching tips — AGT judges Howie Mandel and company look as if they’ve seen a ghost. Or an army of ghosts.
The drama is nearly doubled — an impossible feat, really — when you consider one of the Vladimirs, who is just a single knife slip away from a throat slashing, just had a baby. With Duo Vladimir, the very idea of Take Your Daughter To Work Day sends terrifying shivers down the spine. They could go far. But then how can they top themselves? If this act gets better each time, watch out.