Silhouettes runners-up on 'America's Got Talent'

Dance troupe led by Cedar Rapids native

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On Wednesday night, the Silhouettes - made up of 42 young shadow dancers - and led by Cedar Rapids native Lynne Waggoner-Patton, placed second on "America's Got Talent."

Even though the troupe didn't win the million dollar prize, the Denver-area dancers ages 3 to 19 will get to perform in Las Vegas with winner Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., as well as other top 10 finishers.

The Vegas shows begin Oct. 28 at Caesar's Palace, host Jerry Springer told viewers during the finale, which was broadcast live from Hollywood on NBC-TV.

The Silhouettes made their mark performing inspirational story dances, capturing the hearts and votes of television viewers. On Wednesday's finale show, the troupe performed with LeAnn Rimes, who sang an acoustic version of "Give" off her new CD.

Waggoner-Patton, a 1983 graduate of Cedar Rapids Kennedy High School, moved to the Denver area in 1987 and runs A Rocky Mountain School of Dance and Performing Arts in Arvada, Colo.


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