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The Nocks are headed to New York for America's Got Talent. The group will feature four new members. In this photo from left to right Andrew Pratt, Alexandra Nock, Nathon Deets, Brandon Deets and John Nock. The Nocks are headed to New York for America's Got Talent. The group will feature four new members. In this photo from left to right Andrew Pratt, Alexandra Nock, Nathon Deets, Brandon Deets and John Nock.

The Nock family has performed in front of crowds as far away as Korea with their aero sphere trapeze act.

Alexandra Nock hangs from a harness that is attached to the bottom of a 21-foot helium filled fabric balloon. Her husband John, along with other assistants, controls the balloon's altitude and direction. 

"Past performances we were not seen and it's an illusion that we make this beautiful aero sphere and this beautiful artist float over the crowd," said John Nock.

John came up with the idea from a family performance. His grandmother did an act under a hot air balloon in the late 1800s.

Now the couple are getting ready for a trip to New York to perform on America's Got Talent at Radio City Music Hall.

Alexandra Nock says, "Everyone wants to know what we are planning for the new live round but we can't reveal that. That's got to be a surprise."

The Nocks can say that the aero sphere will definitely be a part of the performance.

They also say that they will have four more performers on stage with them.

One of them is juggler Andrew Pratt. And Pratt says performing at Radio City Music Hall is a dream come true.

"There was always in the back of my mind being in the entertainment business, but it's like I never thought I would have an opportunity to do it," Pratt said.

Alexandra Nock says she is excited about her next performance in front of the live audience and entertaining the viewers that she hopes will be voting for them to move on to the next round.

"What does America pick out? Because, I have great respect for a lot of the other performers and I think a lot of them are absolutely amazing. But sometimes you just can't compare so it will just be interesting to see how it turns out," Nock said.

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