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Two Vietnamese acrobats recently became the talk of the nation in the UK after a stellar performance in the latest episode of the reality TV show Britain’s Got Talent.

In a recent audition round of the program, the Giang Brothers – Giang Quoc Co and Giang Quoc Nghiep – brought their immense balancing skills and core strength to deliver a literally breathtaking performance to the UK audience. We won’t spoil the details, but let’s just say that it went swimmingly, judging by the standing ovation given by the entire auditorium and the four judges.

In an interview with Phu Nu, Co shared that filming took place a month ago, and they will fly back in May to shoot the next round of the competition.

“When we arrived in the UK a month ago, it was early in the morning. We couldn’t sleep for a few days because we were cold and jetlagged,” he added in Vietnamese. “Food-wise, Nghiep and I are quite picky so we couldn’t eat really well. Moreover, because of the chilly climate in England, our muscles weren’t as flexible as in Vietnam.”

While the video clip makes it seem like a cakewalk, Co explained that his brother Nghiep was actually under a bit of stress due to his previous neck injury. Since they started doing a joint act, Nghiep is always balanced on top of Co’s head, putting dangerous strain on his neck.

At the end of the day, their stunning performance is still an invaluable experience.

“The thing that I’m most proud of is judge Simon Cowell’s comment: ‘I can only see acts like this during the Olympic Games. This performance will follow me for the rest of my life’,” Co shared. “It’s our biggest achievement so far. I don’t hope for more.”

Brother duo Giang Quoc Co and Giang Quoc Nghiep are no strangers in their home country. After all, the circus performers have been showcasing their skills all over Vietnam for years before they reached the stage of Britain’s Got Talent.

In 2016, the pair made international headlines after breaking a Guinness World Record in Catalonia, Spain. They managed to ascend 90 steps up a set of stairs, one balanced atop the head of the other, in just 52 seconds.

Have a look at Co and Nghiep’s audition at Britain’s Got Talent 2018 below:

[Video via YouTube channel Britain's Got Talent]


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