Performing as Realis, two-time acrobatic gymnastics world champions Arthur Davis and Shenea Booth were the judges’ choice from the July 19 semifinal to advance to the finals of NBC’s new talent show, America’s Got Talent. Their selection for the $1 million final round was announced on the program on July 20.
"We are so proud of Arthur and Shenea," said Steve Penny, president of USA Gymnastics. "Watching them perform on national television was incredible for those of us in the gymnastics family who have long recognized their talent, grace, strength and artistry. They worked long and hard to perfect their skills and achieve success on the competitive stage as acrobatic gymnasts and it is wonderful that their dedication has resulted in this well-deserved opportunity in the entertainment arena."
Realis performed in the semifinals on July 19 but the judges delayed announcing their selection until July 20. The twosome performed another routine at the end of the July 20 show.
To see a clip of Realis performing in the semifinals, long on to www.nbc.com/Americas_Got_Talent/talent/index.shtml#main.
They are listed under Semifinals, round 2, and marked as the Judges’ Choice.
Davis’ and Booth’s competitive accomplishments included winning the world mixed pair title in both 2002 and 2004; three-time U.S. champions (2002-04); and Acro Athletes of the Year in 2003-04.