Huntington native on ‘America’s Got Talent’

Herald-Dispatch photo courtesy of Martha Mishoe Huntington native Nick Mishoe, right, and his dance partner Rachel Kivlighan are pictured outside Radio City Music Hall in New York where the pair performed Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, in the quarterfinals of “America’s Got Talent.”
Herald-Dispatch photo courtesy of Martha Mishoe Huntington native Nick Mishoe, right, and his dance partner Rachel Kivlighan are pictured outside Radio City Music Hall in New York where the pair performed Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, in the quarterfinals of "America's Got Talent."
Herald-Dispatch photo courtesy of Martha Mishoe
Huntington native Nick Mishoe, right, and his dance partner Rachel Kivlighan are pictured outside Radio City Music Hall in New York where the pair performed Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, in the quarterfinals of “America’s Got Talent.”

NEW YORK — Huntington native Nick Mishoe and his partner Rachel Kivlighan advanced to the semifinal round of “America’s Got Talent” during the Wednesday result show for the national talent competition.

The duo, who perform as Blue Journey, advanced in a national vote in the second group tagged for elimination. Going home from that group were indie rockers Keiran & Finian Makepeace and animation dancers Dragon House “The Agents.”

The Blue Journey performances incorporate a dance routine synchronized to a multimedia video performance behind Mishoe and Kivlighan, creating the effect of the dancers interacting with their own shadows. The performances are choreographed by David Middendorp.

The duo’s audition in May earned a standing ovation from Howie Mendel and four yes votes from the judges.

In an interview this week with The Herald-Dispatch, Mishoe had said Tuesday’s performance featured another projection and dimension to the dance as the competition entered the voting stage in which America votes for which acts move on.

“Hopefully it takes people on a whole new ride,” Mishoe said.

Mishoe, born and raised in Huntington, began his dance career at the Art Center School of Dance with Ella Hay at the age of 8…

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