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"America's Got Talent" invites Romani twins from Czech Republic to perform

29.1.2019 9:35
Alex and Maxim Šesták. (PHOTO:  Facebook page Alex Maxim TWINS)
Alex and Maxim Šesták. (PHOTO: Facebook page Alex Maxim TWINS)

Alex and Maxim Šesták, 10-year-old twins from the Czech Republic, have been invited to the "America's Got Talent" competition by its casting director, who was captivated by a video of their musicianship posted to YouTube. The boys have dedicated themselves to music from a very early age.

Maxim plays keyboards and piano, while Alex began with flute and keyboards before switching to saxophone two years ago. Last year he won the primary school, district, regional and national rounds of the Arts Schools contest, winning a special jury prize at the national level for solo performance.

Currently Alex is one of seven winners of a competition for the most talented children in the Czech Republic, "Zlatý oříšek" (The Little Golden Nut). While recording the final performance of that contest at Czech Television he was noticed by the jazz performer Jan Smigmator, who then offered him a place with his band.

Alex also performs with his twin brother, and their videos are available on YouTube as Alex Maxim Twins. The family is not yet sure whether to accept the offer for the boys to participate in the American competition.

According to news server aktuálně.cz, their parents are hesitating out of concern that it might be too big of a contest for the boys too early, as well as because of their English. "In any event, I think it's an enormous honor that this famous competition has noticed somebody from the Czech Republic," the boys' mother told the news server.

"It's also an honor that the organizers contacted us, because usually it's the opposite - people reach out to them," she said. Alex has said he would like to perform in America with some of his favorite musicians, such as Charlie Albright or Eric Marienthal.

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