Silhouette dancers inspire with anti-bullying message on ‘America’s Got Talent’

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In a routine that will likely resonate with local communities affected by the suicide of a relentlessly bullied Greenwich High School sophomore last month, a silhouette dance troupe once again stole the hearts of the judges on “America’s Got Talent.”

“You told a simple story, and this is what you do best,” judge Howard Stern said in his praise of Catapult Entertainment, which delivered an anti-bullying message in its top 12 performance on Tuesday. “This is touching, we connect with this emotionally — this is what you do best.”

He added: “You’re going through. I’m telling you, that was extraordinary.”

It was a much-needed victory for Catapult — the Connecticut-based shadow dance troupe led by Kent resident Adam Battelstein and including Stamford resident Rebecca Moore — following a less-than-stellar performance on the last round of ‘AGT.’ Catapult is one of 12 acts vying for a $1 million prize and a chance to headline a show in Las Vegas.

Catapult earlier touched on another tragedy that struck the area, performing a tear-inducing tribute to the victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting.

Tune into the results show on Wednesday to see if Catapult advances to the next round and check out their performance from last night’s episode of ‘AGT,’ below:

Scott Gargan

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