Fighting Gravity has soared into one of the top four spots in America’s Got Talent. The thirteen fraternity brothers from Virginia Tech are up against three singers in the competition for the $1,000,000 and a gig as headliners at Caesars Place in Las Vegas.
What began as an act for a talent show has turned into a curve in the road for the one time college students. Fighting Gravity was formed in 2009 to perform in Virginia Tech’s annual philanthropic talent show. Their performance left the audience standing on their feet, cheering and wanting to see more. Check out that performance at www.youtube.com
Pi Kappa Alpha-Anchor Splash 2009.
Fighting Gravity gives credit for inspiration to “Expressions Crew”, Freedom’s Lights” and the Blue Man Group. Check out videos from these groups at www.youtube.com
Expression Crew II Wizard and Freedom’s Lights- AACM Talent Show 2006.
Fighting Gravity was the first audition for America’s Got Talent in New York. When host Nick Cannon announced to the judges and to the live audience all the lights in the room were about to be turned off and to please remain seated, a wave of anticipation and excitement passed through the room.
Fighting Gravity received a pass straight through to the top 48. As Fighting Gravity moved through each stage of America’s Got Talent into the semi finals, the young men ages 19-21 years, had to make a choice; drop out of the competition or drop out of school. Now the black-light illusionists have a 25% chance of winning a million dollars and earning much more as entertainers.
The members of the group are; Greg Curtin, Brian Lusher, Danny Kang, Aaron Drew, Jordan Powers, Andy Farrell, Shawn McDonough, Caleb Sharp, Phil DeVerna, Travis Dalrymple, Brett Sposa, Rob Grimm, Wes Schoeb with music by Ian Smith.
Fighting Gravity has gone from performing on campus to National Stardom over the course of the show. They have a website at http://www.fightingravity.com ; a Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/Fighting-Gravity/122649711108190 to offering glow in the dark t-shirts with the Fighting Gravity logo on the front at http://www.universitytees.com/fighting-gravity.php .
Check out Fighting Gravity’s videos on YouTube and at www.NBC.com/AGT and watch for America’s Got Talent Live with the top ten finalist including Fighting Gravity coming to a city near you starting on October 1.