"I'm blown away not just by the amount of views and shares, but by the comments."Kristy Sellars
Kristy Sellars has been blown away by the reaction to her performances on Australia's Got Talent (AGT).
The former Warrnambool woman will compete in the semi-final on Sunday night.
Miss Sellars said the past few months had been a whirlwind and the video of her first performance had been viewed more than 20 million times.
"I'm blown away not just by the amount of views and shares, but by the comments," she said.
"I really thought there would be more negativity just because of the fact that it's a pole performance, but I've been so pleasantly surprised that people have been able to view it and appreciate it for the artistry that it is."
Miss Sellars said the show had opened up a world of opportunities for her.
"I've been fortunate enough to have done a lot of travelling teaching and performing pole over the years but the response from the AGT performance has opened doors I would never have imagined before now and on a whole other level.
"Just from people seeing this audition video I've been asked to perform in Russia, Romania, America, Germany and here in Australia," she said. "They're all different opportunities from company launches wanting live performance and commercial advertisements and other TV shows, which is pretty exciting."
Miss Sellars said she was honoured to have been asked to perform all over the world.
She said would carefully consider each offer given she had a young family to care for.
Miss Sellars said she had also received messages of support from dozens of people. "I get messages every single day, which is absolutely incredible," she said.
"They range from other mums letting me know I've inspired them, to random people just saying how much I've opened their eyes."
Miss Sellars said one message brought tears to her eyes. "It was from a mother in America saying her son Adam, who is five-years-old with autism, watches the video every morning and every night before bed - he loves the clocks and the magic," she said.
"I just thought this was beautiful and love that I could bring this must joy to someone from one performance. I made a little video to Adam and his mum filmed his reaction as he watched - his reaction was worth every single bit of effort that went into that performance."
The former Warrnambool woman has a franchise of 17 PhysiPole studios across Australia and is the mother of three children - Rylie, 7, Mason, 19 months, and Ollie, six months.
She now lives in Ballarat but regularly visits her father Frank McCarthy in Warrnambool.
Australia's Got Talent will screen on Channel 7 at 7pm on Sunday night.
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