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W.Va. native advances on ‘America’s Got Talent’

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — In 2011, West Virginia native Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. took home the coveted $1 million prize on “America’s Got Talent.” This season, a Huntington native is looking to dance his way to the top.

Nick Mishoe, who now lives in New Jersey and runs a dance studio with his wife, performed on the premiere of “America’s Got Talent” May 27. Mishoe and his partner Rachel Kivlighan, called Blue Journey, performed a multimedia dance to Radiohead’s “Street Spirit (Fade Out).”

The performance consisted of a dance routine that was synchronized to a multimedia video performance behind them, creating the effect of the dancers interacting with their own shadows.

Choreographed by David Middendorp, the dance got the duo a standing ovation from Howie Mendel and four yes votes from the judges, moving them on to the next round.

The duo has to make it through the next round of judging before the public can vote for them.

Mishoe started dancing in Huntington with Ella Hay at the Art Center School of Dance. Mishoe’s mother, Martha Mishoe, said she is really thankful for what Hay did for her son.

“He really is where he is because of her…

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