‘America’s Got Talent': Check Out Season Premiere’s Most-Watched Act (Video)

Demian Aditya terrified the crowd — and then he delighted them

“America’s Got Talent” had a big-league season premiere Tuesday night, which provided a killer lead-in for NBC’s newest hit, Jennifer Lopez’s “World of Dance.”

The two-hour start to “AGT’s” newest dominant summer featured some incredible tryouts, including a 12-year-old girl who could sing like an angel without moving her mouth. Ventriloquist Darci Lynne actually earned the first golden buzzer of the season, courtesy of Spice Girl Mel B — and she wasn’t the only awesome pre-teen of the evening.

The most-watched moment of Tuesday’s episode however came courtesy of a grown man, magician Demian Aditya. Watch the escape artist risk his life under the weight of 900 pounds of sand in the video above.

Aditya’s wife provided the perfect off-stage assistant, panicking believably alongside Nick Cannon’s replacement Tyra Banks. The judges and audience really dug the trick — once they all realized Aditya was actually alive, of course.

“America’s Got Talent” airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on NBC.