Silhoutette dancers compete on ‘America’s Got Talent’ semifinals

A series of sensational performances on Season 8 of “America’s Got Talent” has brought Catapult Entertainment out of the shadows and into the spotlight. The group is now among two dozen semifinalists, who begin their journey this week for the finals and the $1 million top prize.

The group of dancers will be featured during tonight’s show, which airs at 9 on NBC.

Catapult Entertainment, which was founded by New Milford resident Adam Battelstein and includes Stamford resident Rebecca Moore, performs behind a screen, using shadow imagery and dance to tell stories. In the case of last week’s episode, the narrative served as a tribute to the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

That performance at Radio City Music Hall (which also is tonight’s venue) moved judges and audience alike. (You can see the group’s reaction to moving forward in the video below.)

The semifinals will stretch over two weeks. Voting begins later tonight. The season concludes on Sept. 18, with a two-hour live show beginning at 9 p.m.

Christina Hennessy