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See How This AGT Contestant Takes Pole Dancing to a Whole New Level

Simon Cowell was skeptical at first—but wowed by the end.

By Christopher Rosa

The America's Got Talent Audition episodes roll on June 21st, and in a new sneak-peek, we meet a pole dancer who takes the art to the next level.

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Her name is Kristy Sellars, and she's from Australia. Sellars has studied many forms of dance but has a penchant for pole-dancing—a sport Judge Simon Cowell seems to have an aversion to. 

"It's just pointless," he says before Sellars starts her Act. However, he quickly eats his words. Sellars' pole-dancing routine is phenomenal—and gravity-defying. Not only does she execute gymnast-level stunts on the pole with ease and style, she incorporates a moving, digital backdrop that gives her performance another layer of dimension and excitement. Frankly, you have to see it to believe it. By the end, Cowell was smiling, and Heidi Klum, Howie MandelSofía Vergara all gave Sellars a standing ovation. 

But is this enough to send Sellars to the next round of AGT? You'll have to tune in to the episode to find out—and also to see what else is in store. If quotes from Cowell are any indication, though, we're in for even more mind-boggling performances. 

"We started the first two days [of Auditions], genuinely, I thought, 'This is 'gonna be a disaster this year,'" he told Access Hollywood in April. "Everyone was terrible. And then after day three, it turned a corner, and thank God it got better and better and better. Great Golden Buzzers. Acts I've never seen before. It was interesting, the people are interesting, the stories are interesting. The talent's great. I know a lot of people say that, but genuinely, it really, really is. This show, for whatever reason, it does attract really interesting people." 

America's Got Talent airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.