“If it falls on me”, Captain Ruin continues, “I’ll almost certainly be crushed to death.”
“However, in our testing, we have determined that in-between the severing of the rope, and the piano crashing to the stage there is just one second.
“I will have exactly one second to get clear if anything should go wrong.”
The judges all hold each other as they watch Captain Ruin clear the first four throws.
But Captain Ruin’s not done yet.
The next target is much smaller and much faster, and Captain Ruin clears all of them yet again.
Then a teeny tiny target is brought out, which judge Nicole rightly points out is smaller than the balloon behind it.
After one knife goes astray, the rest of the knives hit the target, to which Captain Ruin exclaims ‘I survived’, before demonstrating exactly what would have happened if the stunt had gone wrong – giving us the impression that there really is no tricks here.
“That for me is talent indeed”, exclaims the French chef, “I loved it!”
Then Manu asks: “If you’re able to do this now, what are you going to bring to the Grand Final?”
“I have something very exciting in mind, just for you Manu you’re going to love it!” Captain Ruin teases.
Then it comes to Joel: “Look when you were describing your act at first I was like ‘argh! Magic and stunts!’ Not my favourite thing.
“But then as the act went on I got more and more invested.
“I am interested in what you could do next.”
Joel then ends: “This goes against every fibre of my being but I do think you could be Australia’s winner”, before pressing the Golden Buzzer.
It looks like we’ll be seeing Captain Ruin at the Grand Final.