Verge Aero's Big Win on AGT: Extreme!
Verge Aero flew a dazzling drone show on the premiere episode of America’s Got Talent: Extreme! only to receive the Golden Buzzer from legendary judge Simon Cowell. This sends Verge Aero directly to the show finale to compete against six other finalists.
America’s Got Talent: Extreme! features a diverse mix of the most extraordinary and mind-blowing acts that don’t fit the confines of the theatrical stage normally used for AGT acts. Verge Aero was a natural fit for this format and demonstrated an extreme talent that's somewhat different from the other acts participating. 160 synchronized drones flew mesmerizing patterns optimized for the judges’ sight lines, culminating in a giant AGT logo in the sky.
It was so exciting to have our drone show seen by such big names like WWE superstar and NYT best-selling author Nikki Bella, motocross and rally car driver Travis Pastrana and Got Talent creator Simon Cowell, not to mention host Terry Crews. Verge Aero is honored and thankful for being given the opportunity to showcase our talents to the world. Drones have so much creative potential and for AGT Extreme we designed some unique and dazzling content to show the world what’s possible.
When not appearing on America’s Got Talent: Extreme, the Verge Aero team develops technology for drone shows and flies the biggest drone shows around the world. The engineering work required to safely execute a drone show is, indeed, extreme and the engineers have devoted over seven years of their lives to developing the underlying technologies used to power drone shows.
"The opportunity to perform on AGT Extreme is so special to us," said Tony Samaritano, one of the Verge Aero technical co-founders. "Engineers are usually hidden behind the scenes and rarely have a platform to showcase their work or even receive credit for it. We are so excited to be here—as the actual talent!—to show the world the magic of drone light shows and to inspire the next generation of engineers and STEM professions."