African acrobat Facinet Sylla will once again demonstrate his acrobatic, tumbling and break-dancing skills on America’s Got Talent. Judges are ready to make their final decisions to determine which acts will advance to New York City. Those acts will be performed live, beginning August 11.
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Sylla was born and raised in Conakry, Guinea, on the West coast of Africa. Since he was a little boy, Sylla performed in local circuses. He came to the US in 2007 as a member of the UniverSoul Circus. He met his wife, a professor at the University of Oregon. They married and are raising her four children (7, 5, and 3-year-old twins) from a previous marriage. According to The Register Guard, if the 27-year-old Sylla wins AGT, he says he would use the money to build a gym in Guinea similar to the one he works at now in Eugene, the National Academy of Artistic Gymnastics. AGT airs Tuesdays at 8pm on NBC.