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'11 Graduate Performs on America's Got Talent
August 8th, 2011

Recent St. Pius X graduate Piper Brownlee ’11 will be featured with her clogging dance group TNC Elite on the television show America’s Got Talent this Tuesday night.  Clogging is a type of percussive dance in which the dancer’s feet create rhythms as they strike their heels and toes against the floor. 

The television show America’s Got Talent partnered with YouTube in May 2011 for the second time to open auditions up to the entire country.  TNC Elite uploaded a video from a recent competition and America voted their video as one of the top twenty submissions.  From that point, the field was narrowed down to fourteen groups, who were invited to fly out to Los Angeles to perform for the producers of the show.  Piper’s dance team was again included in the top acts and will be featured on the show on August 9.  All twelve acts will perform and be critiqued by the judges (Piers Morgan, Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel) and then it’s up to America to vote!  The results show will air on Wednesday, August 10.

Piper has been involved in clogging since she was four years old.  She is currently preparing for her first year of college at Georgia Tech, where she intends to major in architecture or industrial design.   Piper also directs a younger group of cloggers in Loganville, Georgia. 

We wish Piper and her team the best of luck Tuesday night!  Be sure to watch and vote at 9 p.m. on NBC.

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