Twisty Troy wowed the judges with his breathtaking contortionist act on the June 26 episode of “America’s Got Talent.” His shy smile and charming manner soon gave way to a demonic grin as he twisted and turned his body into unbelievable shapes. While the panel and the studio audience were enthusiastic about his merits, the TV audience was divided. Sometimes performances play better live than via video and this could be one of them. Judge for yourself by watching his “AGT” audition above.

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The audience in the theater certainly responded as did the four “AGT” judges, who all said yes. Head judge Simon Cowell kicked off the critique by praising his performance and likening it to something from “The Exorcist.” Howie Mandel declared Troy should star in a horror film. Mel B maintained that he was “so different” while Heidi Klum noted “there is no one like you.”

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In his “AGT” live blog, our recapper John Benutty observed, “In the hopes of turning his hobby into a full-time career, Twisty Troy took the stage with his spooky contortion act, freaking the judges and audiences completely out. In the audition he twisted and bent his body into outrageous shapes and crawled upside down off the stage and back up.”

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