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Alexandr Magala

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Information
Age (at audition) 23
Sex Male
Act Sword swallower
Seasons 8
Position Reached Quarterfinalist

Alexandr Magala was a sword swallower act in Season 8 of America's Got Talent. He was eliminated in the Quarterfinals.

Background

Alexandr Magala is from Moldova. In addition to sword swallowing, Alexandr is also an experienced aerialist and pole dancer. 1

Audition

Alexandr Magala's audition in Episode 806 consisted of "swallowing" a sword and break dancing with the sword kept in his mouth. Howard SternHeidi KlumMel B, and Howie Mandel all voted "Yes," sending Alex to the Vegas Round.

America's Got Talent 2013 Audition - Alex Magala Sword Swallower Does Extreme Break Dancing

America's Got Talent 2013 Audition - Alex Magala Sword Swallower Does Extreme Break Dancing








Vegas Round

Alexandr Magala was sorted into the "Danger Acts" category in the Vegas Round. His performance in Episode 808 consisted of swallowing a sword and then dancing and sliding down the pole with the sword still in his mouth. His performance was strong enough for the judges to send him to the Quarterfinals along with Brad Byers and Sam Johnson in Episode 809.

Danger Acts on America's Got Talent season 8 Vegas week

Danger Acts on America's Got Talent season 8 Vegas week

Vegas Week Live Performance Results - America's Got Talent 2013 Season 8 - Vegas Week

Vegas Week Live Performance Results - America's Got Talent 2013 Season 8 - Vegas Week















Quarterfinals

Alexandr Magala's Week 2 Quarterfinals performance in Episode 812 consisted of sliding down a pole while holding firecrackers and performing a backflip with a sword in his mouth. Alexandr did not receive enough votes to be sent to the Semifinals in Episode 813, eliminating him from the competition along with Ciana Pelekai, instead of Marty Brown.

Alexandr Magala - America's Got Talent 2013 Season 8 - Radio City Music Hall

Alexandr Magala - America's Got Talent 2013 Season 8 - Radio City Music Hall

6th Semifinalist will be Revealed ~ AGT 2013 Live

6th Semifinalist will be Revealed ~ AGT 2013 Live














After the Show

Alexandr auditioned for the 10th season of Britain's Got Talent and managed to make it to the Finals, becoming the first BGT act that originally was on AGT to make it to the finals. He finished in 9th place. He also auditioned for France and Russian versions of Got Talent, winning the Russian one in 2014.

Other Appearances

Trivia

  • To date, Alexandr Magala has the distinction of placing the highest on his Britain's Got Talent season of all known acts that have been on both BGT and America's Got Talent. Alexandr is the only one to have made it past the semifinals.

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