Viktor “Kee” Kiktev, a juggler from Pryluky (2 hours east of Kyiv) amazed crowds last night to advance to the finals of ‘America’s Got Talent’. A split decision amongst the judges, the audience chose Viktor over Rubik’s Cube wizard Steven Brundage in an instant vote during the live show.
A former Cirque du Soleil member, Viktor started juggling at the age of six, and performing at 11, incorporating breakdancing into his ball juggling routine. He joined Kyiv’s Professional Circus school in 1989 adding acrobatics and dance to his repertoire. With the help of Ukrainian choreographer Nikolay Baranov he starting developing his unique act, joining Cirque du Soleil in 1999.
Viktor has been advancing through the show all summer, but after his audition he had to endure the passing of his brother from a heart attack.
Watch last night’s performance:
The finals air this Tuesday & Wednesday at 8pm on NBC.,