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Fighting Gravity
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Age (at audition) 19-22
Sex Male
Act Blacklight Dance Group
Seasons 5
Position Reached 3rd Place

Fighting Gravity was a blacklight dance group act from Season 5 of America's Got Talent. It finished in third place in the competition.

BackgroundEdit

Fighting Gravity is a black-light illusion dance performance, featuring brothers from the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity at Virginia Tech University. The original group was formed in early 2009 to compete for an annual university-wide philanthropic talent show competition. The show was held in order to benefit an organization called Service for Sight, which assists local residents who are sight-impaired. Without any kind of dance training or a choreographer, the performances brought the audience of over 2,500 into an uproar, and have since become an internet sensation.

The name Fighting Gravity comes from the illusions they perform, which seem to defy the laws of physics. The group never expected to reach an international audience, and hope they can continue amazing audiences with impossible illusions that don’t use any wires or special effects. Fighting Gravity hopes to represent the Virginia Tech community in a positive light after the tragic events of April 16th, 2007, as some of the group’s members were students at that time. By competing on America’s Got Talent, Fighting Gravity hopes to inspire others by showing that through hard work, determination, and some good lighting, anybody can accomplish his or her dreams. 1

AuditionEdit

Fighting Gravity's audition in Episode 503 consisted of using blacklights to portray the illusion of a "puppeteer" controlling three white-suited beings to "Drive It Like You Stole It." Piers Morgan, Sharon Osbourne, and Howie Mandel all voted "Yes," sending the act to the Vegas Round.

Fighting Gravity 19-22 ~ America's Got Talent 2010, auditions NY Day1 04:59

Fighting Gravity 19-22 ~ America's Got Talent 2010, auditions NY Day1








Vegas RoundEdit

Fighting Gravity was one of ten acts to advance straight to Hollywood without auditioning in Las Vegas in Episode 511.

Straight to Hollywood ~ America's Got Talent, Vegas Week Day-1-0 02:05

Straight to Hollywood ~ America's Got Talent, Vegas Week Day-1-0








QuarterfinalsEdit

Fighting Gravity's Quarterfinals performance in Episode 513 in Week 1 consisted of blacklight "dancing" to "How To Be Eaten By a Woman" by The Glitch Mob. Fighting Gravity received enough votes to be sent to the Semifinals in Episode 514 instead of Nick Pike and Kung Fu Heroes.

Fighting Gravity ~ America's Got Talent Top 48 Compete 05:43

Fighting Gravity ~ America's Got Talent Top 48 Compete

2nd Semifinalist Revealed ~ America's Got Talent Top 48 Results-0 05:43

2nd Semifinalist Revealed ~ America's Got Talent Top 48 Results-0















SemifinalsEdit

Fighting Gravity's Semifinals performance in Episode 527 consisted of blacklight dancing with skateboards to "Animus Vox" by The Glitch Mob. The group received enough votes to be sent to the Finals in Episode 528 along with Jeremy Vanschoonhoven.

Fighting Gravity ~ America's Got Talent 2nd Semi-finals 06:28

Fighting Gravity ~ America's Got Talent 2nd Semi-finals.-0

America's Got Talent 2nd Semi-finals The Results 2nd part-0 05:18

America's Got Talent 2nd Semi-finals The Results 2nd part-0

















Top 10Edit

Fighting Gravity's Top 10 Finals performance in Episode 529 consisted of blacklight dancing to "Genesis" with a moon landing and alien theme. The act received enough votes to send it to the Final 4 in Episode 530 instead of Studio One Young Beast Society.

Fighting Gravity ~ America's Got Talent TOP 10-0 07:09

Fighting Gravity ~ America's Got Talent TOP 10-0

4th Finalist on America's Got Talent TOP10 The Results 05:11

4th Finalist on America's Got Talent TOP10 The Results














Final 4Edit

Fighting Gravity's Final 4 Finals performance in Episode 531 consisted of blacklight dancing to Glitch Mob's "Beyond Monday", Kraddy's "Android Porn", and edIT's "More Lazers" with a theme of a conflict between good and evil.

Fighting Gravity ~ America's Got Talent The Finals 2010-0 06:37

Fighting Gravity ~ America's Got Talent The Finals 2010-0








FinaleEdit

For the finale in Episode 532, Fighting Gravity performed (in pre-filmed footage) to "Dancing on the Ceiling" in a duet with Lionel Richie. Fighting Gravity was revealed to have finished in third place in the competition that same night, in front of Prince Poppycock, but behind Michael Grimm and Jackie Evancho.

Lionel Richie and Fighting Gravity on America's Got Talent-0 04:38

Lionel Richie and Fighting Gravity on America's Got Talent-0

2nd Result ~ America's Got Talent 2010 FINALE-0 03:57

2nd Result ~ America's Got Talent 2010 FINALE-0
















After the ShowEdit

After their success on America’s Got Talent, Fighting Gravity continued to perform on their first nationwide tour hitting twenty-four cities across the United States. They are currently working on developing a full length show.

They have recently been seen all around the world, performing for clientele such as Mercedes Benz, Quicken Loans, and Auto-trader. They have also been back on TV for shows like "Germany's Got Talent" in Austria, "Red or Black" in London, and the "American Music Awards" with Will.I.Am. from the the Black Eyed Peas and Jennifer Lopez. 2

On the results show of the third Season 6 Quarterfinal show on July 27, 2011, Fighting Gravity performed to "A Dream Within A Dream" as a special guest.

Fighting Gravity Live on America's Got Talent 2011, Top 48 Results (Q3) 02:21

Fighting Gravity Live on America's Got Talent 2011, Top 48 Results (Q3)








TriviaEdit

  • Fighting Gravity was the only "group" act and non-singing act in the Final 4 of Season 5.
  • Fighting Gravity followed the same pattern as Team iLuminate. There acts both involved them being in the dark dancing, they went straight through vegas without competeing and both got third place.
  • The music in the video recapping Team iLuminates and Fighting Gravity's progress on the show is the same, Forever, by Chris Brown.

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