Even more surprising, Pasha's act was originally supposed to be a duo audition with his wife, who he claimed missed her flight. Fortunately, in what judge called "the ultimate show must go on," Pasha slayed his act solo, and the judges absolutely loved it.
After Pasha momentarily left the stage, host wheeled out a pair of uncanny-valley robot dolls – a dancing duo that appeared to be half-human/half-marionettes. At the end of their bizarre and creepy spinning-music-box routine, the female doll flipped her crinoline… to reveal the solo Pasha underneath!
"If they just tuned in, you're gonna freak a lot of little children out. I'll start you off with a yes," Howie told Pasha, while Simon shared, "We love to be surprised, and that's what you just did. That's why you got four yeses."