‘America’s Got Talent’ 2016 spoiler: Wild card ‘The Passing Zone’ to return to semifinals with ‘dangerous’ act involving Simon Cowell

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Comedy-Juggling duo Jon Wee and Owen Morse said their journey on "America's Got Talent" has been a roller coaster ride. Twitter/The Passing Zone

Comedy-Juggling duo Jon Wee and Owen Morse of “The Passing Zone” will be competing with 10 other semifinalists next week for a chance to compete on “America’s Got Talent” season 11 finale.

AGT judges Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum and Mel B picked “The Passing Zone” as the wild card contender to perform on the second semifinals night that will be aired live from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Sep. 6.

In explaining the AGT judges’ unanimous decision, Mandel said they wanted to see “The Passing Zone” juggle Simon Cowell. To recall, the juggling duo was eliminated during the quarterfinals round after dressing the three AGT judges with astronaut suits and juggling them.

“Three of us agreed that there was one act this season that made us laugh, that scared us, that tortured three out of four judges. We said, if this act could come back and torture Simon, near death, and take it to a whole other level, how great would that be?

“Simon said no. Heidi said yes. Mel B said yes. I said yes. Three yeses, one no. It wins, ‘Passing Zone’ is the act and there’ going to work with Simon. They guarantee that Simon will be on the act it will be dangerous and Simon Cowell could die.”

In a video, Wee and Morse said it has been a roller-coaster ride for “The Passing Zone” so far.

“Here we are back at the Dolby Theatre, what are the odds of that?” the duo said.

“Thank you everybody for your support and symphathy. We are the wild card choice so keep watching and keep voting. We will need your support more than ever.”

“The Passing Zone” has already joined “America’s Got Talent” season 1. The duo auditioned in Chicago, Illinois, in July 2006 and finished as one of the 10 finalists of the maiden season of NBC’ top-rated talent show.

Aside from “The Passing Zone,” the other AGT semifinalists include singers Kadie Lynn, Jayna Brown, Calysta Bevier and Brian Justin Crum, acapella group Linkin Bridge, contortionist Sofie Dossi, Rubic’s cube expert Steven Brundage, mentalist couple “The Clairvoyants” and theatrical juggler Viktor Kee. They will compete to secure one of the remaining five slots in the AGT finals.

Earlier, singers Grace VanderWaal, Sal Valentinetti and Laura Bretan, magician Jon Dorenbos and mime act “Tape Face” were voted through to stay in the competition. (Read: ‘America’s Got Talent’ 2016 update: Grace VanderWaal, 4 others advance to AGT finals)

The hopefuls are competing for the US$1 million (AU$1.3 million) prize and the title of being “America’s Got Talent” season 11 winner. The top-rated talent show airs Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the US on NBC and every Saturday in Australia via FOX8.

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