Donovan and Rebecca are married dancers. They specialize in acrobalance and aerials. For their New York City audition, which aired on May 22, 2012, they did the acrobalance part of their act. Acrobalance was done previously on America’s Got Talent by Paradizo Dance. It allows even small women to use balancing techniques to appear to be much stronger than they really are. Using proper balancing, a woman can hold a man in the air in various positions.
This is the type of thing that is more impressive when you have never seen it. One of the reasons singers have so much of an advantage is that every song feels like a new emotion. But if Donovan and Rebecca continue this act, it will start to get stale after two or three rounds. This is probably the reason Paradizo Dance lost steam. After a while, acrobalance loses the shock effect when you realize it is really just the technology of balancing that allows the moves to take place.
On the plus side, however, Donovan and Rebecca seemed smoother and more advanced than Paradizo Dance. In the end, though, it is easy to predict that this act will not make the finale. It’s going to lose its effect after two or three rounds if they make it that far. And an aerial act will be even less effective. Those acts have managed to get past one voting round before, but they eventually fail just the same as an acrobalancing act is going to fail.
Donovan and Rebecca should be commended for being the best act of its kind to appear in the 7 seasons of America’s Got Talent. But this kind of act just isn’t cut out to win AGT.