Loop Rawlins shows off his trick-roping skills during his Roping, Whipping and Gun-Spinning Extravaganza performance in 2012, at Trail Dust Town.

Mike Christy / Arizona Daily Star 2012

Tucson's Loop Rawlins largely impressed the judges during a live performance last night on "America's Got Talent."

The trick roper stepped up his game from his previous performance, again using fire to good effect but injecting more energy into his show. The fast pace of the show did have judges questioning whether it could sustain an audience's interest for more than a few minutes.

Click here to watch his performance, at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

Rawlins, a husband and father of two, has been a regular at Old Tucson Studios, Trail Dust Town, rodeos and music festivals. From 2009 to 2012, he performed a Western act in the "Viva Elvis" Cirque du Soleil show in Las Vegas.

He's competing for a chance to win $1 million. Performers will find out if they move on to the next round in a show that airs tonight on NBC. (Hopefully someone will tell judge Howie Mandel that Rawlins' name is Loop, not Luke.)

Social media users can cheer him on using the hashtags #LoopRawlins and #AGT