Eugene man to appear on 'America's Got Talent'

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EUGENE, Ore. - Facinet Sylla started tumbling when he was 6 and grew up in an African circus.

Sylla, 28, moved to the United States at the age of 20 and again joined a circus group, touring North America for three years.

He and his brother finally settled in Eugene, where he's been teaching break dance and other classes at a local gym as well as working at an ice cream shop.

The father of 4 got an opportunity of a life time this year, auditioning for NBC's America's Got Talent.
He auditioned first in Tacoma, Wash., and then advanced to Los Angeles, Calif.

Next up is a televised judge's audition in New York, set to air Tuesday night at 8 p.m. | Local TV Listings

Although Sylla isn't allowed to tell us what happens on the show, he said it's a performance that will leave viewers wanting more.

"They gave me some beautiful comments, some great comments, and then I am blessed, you know," Sylla said. "I am lucky to be a part of America's Got Talent performing with a lot of people."

"The show is 'America's Got Talent', so to have him be able to show his talent to millions and millions of people, you can't beat that," his wife Charise Cheney said.

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