Local resident wows with shadow figures on ‘America’s Got Talent’

The lights went down on New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom and when they came up, the audience roared in approval.

“Vegas, Vegas, Vegas,” they chanted, urging the judges to send Catapult Entertainment — a New York City dance company that uses their bodies and shadows to create eye-popping scenes and subjects — to the next round of “America’s Got Talent.”

Rebecca Moore, of Stamford, was among the dancers who stood on stage, basking in the applause.

“It was really fun and exciting performing in front of the judges and the live audience,” she said. “We received a standing ovation and the entire audience was chanting ‘Vegas, Vegas, Vegas!’ The feedback from the judges was amazing.”

“That was incredible — you have to know that,” judge Melanie Brown gushed following the audition. “It was creative, original, entertaining, sexy — I mean, look at your bodies! You, my friend, have just hit a home run.”

Howard Stern wasn’t as vocal, but his body language said it all.

“He decided to bow down to us!” Moore said. “I never imagined myself competing on a national TV show, but it felt so amazing. I got emotional and teary-eyed on stage.”

Check out the next performance from Catapult Entertainment on “America’s Got Talent” on July 16 or 17 at 9 p.m. and see the group’s performance, below:

Scott Gargan