Tesla Coil Band Wow America's Got Talent Judges

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Tesla Coil Band Wow America's Got Talent Judges

The mad scientist musicians ArcAttack amazed audience and judges alike with a rendition of the Imperial March on America's Got Talent.

ArcAttack, the mad scientist musical group who play Tesla coils, appeared on America's Got Talent on Wednesday, amazing judges with their rendition of the Imperial March from Star Wars. Watching the video, it's clear that the judges didn't get it at first, but once the lightning started, they soon came around.

We've featured ArcAttack before, so you may already be familiar with their personal brand of science-infused musicianship. You're likely to see plenty more of them though - as will the rest of America - as they advance to the next round of the competition.

Source: Gizmodo

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I like that the guy wearing the metal gear ALSO has a nose ring.

Is it just me, or does this remind anyone of Cygnar stormknights?

I love the thunderstorm warning on the video. Great coincidence!

"I'm a.. uh, janitor." xD

Thats awesome, lol, nice to see the judges finally got it! And enjoyed it too!

That made me laugh so hard I fell of my chaiar, that's brilliant.

The look on their faces, priceless. What's the betting they're going to get employed on someone like Madonna or that Gaga woman's next tour? They're not going to turn down crazy effects...

I'd love to see these guys on AGT again, and I can't wait to see how they step that up.

AvsJoe:
I love the thunderstorm warning on the video. Great coincidence!

Hehe, all the better, right?

While that IS pretty amazing, if Americas Got Talent is anything like Britains Got Talent, which it should be, they'll need to think of more extreme and unique ways to use electricity.

Nicely done, though.

Epic shit!!

What the hell was Sharon thinking? I reckon she was just trying to justify hitting the button before it got interesting.

I couldn't hear anything over the crowd after the lightning started. Also, who cares about Osborne's opinion; really?

This really isn't all that great. I've watched a lot of videos of people that did things with tesla coils and I will (someday) get myself a good set of plasma speakers. I'm not even sure the coils actually did anything except arc, I couldn't hear it over the guitars.

They might have been 'wow'ed, but then again, we must remember, the judges, the audience, they're idiots. Just like American Idol. Just like that dancing show. Just like everyone on television.

Why do we waste our time on these people?

ShadowKatt:
This really isn't all that great. I've watched a lot of videos of people that did things with tesla coils and I will (someday) get myself a good set of plasma speakers. I'm not even sure the coils actually did anything except arc, I couldn't hear it over the guitars.

They might have been 'wow'ed, but then again, we must remember, the judges, the audience, they're idiots. Just like American Idol. Just like that dancing show. Just like everyone on television.

Why do we waste our time on these people?

Well, YOU waste YOUR time. I think it was good. At least better than another kid who was whip-trained by his pushy parents with no talent and too much time to sing, dance and juggle monkeys at the same time, while having 0 personality whatsoever.

Or ANOTHER dance group, or another magician...

I've seen people make music with tesla coils, and not just use them for special effects

ShadowKatt:
This really isn't all that great. I've watched a lot of videos of people that did things with tesla coils and I will (someday) get myself a good set of plasma speakers. I'm not even sure the coils actually did anything except arc, I couldn't hear it over the guitars.

They might have been 'wow'ed, but then again, we must remember, the judges, the audience, they're idiots. Just like American Idol. Just like that dancing show. Just like everyone on television.

Why do we waste our time on these people?

The coils actually play notes. It is hard to tell because of the guitars in this video but go watch some of ArcAttacks other videos and you'll hear the coils. Escapist covered the Doctor Who theme song that AA covered a while back and the coils are the only instruments playing. They found a way to tune lightning so that the sounds waves caused by the super heated air match up to musical notes. Pretty cool stuff if you ask me.

Edit: If you listen carefully you can hear the difference bewteen the lightning and the guitars. The guitars here are playing the main riff/beat and the lighting is doing all of the higher notes and the parts that sound synthesized.

Corohan:
"I'm a.. uh, janitor." xD

Coolest janitor I've ever seen =3.

here's some others

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOZEpP_zzaw&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXsfGVVGb-Y&feature=related

These are better than the previous 2
Really anything by the masters of lighting is awesome.

sharon osborne need to get hit by a truck filled with explosives driven buy her adle brained husband

Is it just me, or did these guys play their trump card too early? I don't see anywhere to up up from there.

WrongSprite:
Epic shit!!

What the hell was Sharon thinking? I reckon she was just trying to justify hitting the button before it got interesting.

Haha I will definitely agree with that statement.

Anyway that was awesome. I am seeing so much awesome whatnots this morning.

Best. Janitor. Ever.

When I watched this on Wednesday, I was surprised Sharon didn't just tell the truth and state the obvious: That their setup was way too long. I kept thinking "This'll probably be interesting, but right now they're ruining it for themselves."

I think Palaptine would definately approve of this

AvsJoe:
I love the thunderstorm warning on the video. Great coincidence!

I loved that too, I was actually wondering if that was part of the performance. Or perhaps this band has mastered weather :P

ShadowKatt:
This really isn't all that great. I've watched a lot of videos of people that did things with tesla coils and I will (someday) get myself a good set of plasma speakers. I'm not even sure the coils actually did anything except arc, I couldn't hear it over the guitars.

They might have been 'wow'ed, but then again, we must remember, the judges, the audience, they're idiots. Just like American Idol. Just like that dancing show. Just like everyone on television.

Why do we waste our time on these people?

The coils actually play notes, its just that it looks like they've been dubbed over with typical electric sounds. Really annoying.

Lvl 64 Klutz:
When I watched this on Wednesday, I was surprised Sharon didn't just tell the truth and state the obvious: That their setup was way too long. I kept thinking "This'll probably be interesting, but right now they're ruining it for themselves."

Could this have been a technical issue? I don't know exactly how Tesla coils work, but perhaps they needed a few seconds to build up their charge. Besides, a long setup is worth it if the payoff is something unique and stunning, and Arc Attack qualifies.

I hope they do well in the competition. Better them than a Bieber wannabe.

Demon ID:

AvsJoe:
I love the thunderstorm warning on the video. Great coincidence!

I loved that too, I was actually wondering if that was part of the performance. Or perhaps this band has mastered weather :P

Perhaps they're a PR group representing Cobra while testing Destro's Weather Dominator?

Lvl 64 Klutz:
When I watched this on Wednesday, I was surprised Sharon didn't just tell the truth and state the obvious: That their setup was way too long. I kept thinking "This'll probably be interesting, but right now they're ruining it for themselves."

I have to agree with this. However, its still a damn sight better then anything else you see on these shows.

cant wait to see it when things go horribly horribly wrong! XD

here i thought the music was gonna be generated using the electric arcs but pretty nonetheless :D

My boyfriend was like "Oh my gawd that's so Ceeeewwwwwlll!!"
That was awesome, I hope they win!

i loved the judges reaction at the begining they're like wtf? then they're like WTF!.

on a side note ive seen a simliar act but the only instrument was the tesla coils themselves.

also arc attack?....art attack holy sht!(if u dont get it u lost your child hood.)

also where the hell is howies bubble?

Heh I love stuff like this, it's unfortunate that you can't notice that the Tesla Coils are generating music because the guitar drowns it out, but in their other videos, damn, it's good stuff. Also, epic janitor.

Very fucking cool, sharron you mean old bitch...

why are 2 of the judges english for the show america's got talent?

That was awesome!, i couldn't really hear the Tesla Coil music but it still looked great, i like how the Red X flickered to white every so often

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