Before the incredible dance crew Light Balance took the America's Got Talent stage on Tuesday, the Ukrainian performers were already winning over viewers with their emotional aspirations.
"Dance gave us a hope for a better life here in America," the group's technical director, Mykyta Sukhenko, told the AGT cameras in a pre-taped backstage interview. "If we win this show, we will have an opportunity to change the lives of our families, and bring them to America."
With their dreams riding on their audition, the dance crew knew they had to put everything they had into their performance, and they didn't disappoint.
With lights brought down to total darkness, one man, decked out in an LED-lined Uncle Sam-inspired suit blinked into existence, and began a psychedelic, beautifully choreographed light show dance number.
He was soon joined by his fellow dancers, all decked out in LED-lit suits as well, for a routine set to a pop-funk-techno medley that began with Bruno Mars' "24k Magic."
While Mel B and Simon Cowell continued to shower Light Balance with effusive praise, calling the number "absolutely brilliant" and "imaginative," their feedback wasn't quite positive enough for host Tyra Banks.
Banks took to the stage to share her own love for the performance, asking the audience, "Wasn't this incredible? Like, crazy good? Like 'blew my mind' good?!"
Banks took it upon herself to personally make sure the Ukrainian dance crew got a shot at winning it all by walking up to the judges' table and slamming the golden buzzer herself -- sending them straight to the live shows.