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Blue Journey

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Information
Age (at audition) 18, 33
Sex Mixed
Act Shadow Dance Duo
Seasons 9
Position Reached Finalist

Blue Journey was a shadow dance duo act from Season 9 of America's Got Talent. It was eliminated in the Finals.

Background

Rachel and Nick, the members of Blue Journey, were trained by David Endorphin. The duo met formally only four days before their audition after they were introduced to each other by a mutual dancer friend.

Blue Journey is surrealistic choreography made by Middendorp. This choreography animation combination is about the journey of a girl that struggles with herself and the world around her. She is the only person in the world with a blue shadow and has the to deal with the conflicts that brings. The video projections shape her world.

Audition

Blue Journey's audition in Episode 901 consisted of dancing to Radiohead's "Street Spirit" as projections of shadows were displayed on the screen behind the pair. Howard SternHeidi Klum, Mel B, and Howie Mandel all voted "Yes," sending the duo to Judgment Week.

Judgment Week

Blue Journey was selected in Episode 907 as one of eight acts to advance straight to the Quarterfinals without performing in Judgment Week.

Quarterfinals

Blue Journey's Week 3 Quarterfinals performance in Episode 913 consisted of dancing in front of a screen on a wall to portray effects such as a shadow leaving a dancer's body. The dancers then moved to the floor, where another screen portrayed images such as hopping onto floating rocks, being blown away by a larger person, climbing stairs made up of human hand shadows, and climbing a large hand. The duo performed to the Smith and Burrows cover of the Black aka Colin Vearncombe song "Wonderful Life". Howard Stern, Heidi Klum, Mel B, and Howie Mandel all gave the duo standing ovations. Blue Journey received enough votes to be sent to the Semifinals in Episode 914 instead of Kieran & Finian Makepeace and Dragon House "The Agents".

Semifinals

Blue Journey's Week 2 Semifinals performance in Episode 919 consisted of dancing in front of a screen on a wall to portray effects such as dancing in a bedroom, a shadow leaving a dancer's body and entering the painting, and two dancers dancing from within an ocean-based painting. The duo danced to Radiohead's "Exit Music (For a Film)." Heidi Klum, Mel B, and Howie Mandel gave the duo standing ovations. Blue Journey finished in fifth, sixth, or seventh place in America's Vote. In the Snapple Save, Blue Journey received more online votes than both Christian Stoinev and Smoothini, sending Blue Journey to the Top 12 Finals in Episode 920.

Top 12

Blue Journey's Top 12 Finals performance in Episode 921 consisted of dancing in front of a screen on a wall to portray effects such as a group of doors, each with a female dancer in the room, large hand controlled by the male dancer seemed to be controlling the female dancer like a puppet, and crawling on the floor climbing up a ladder of doors. The large hand then seemed to be controlling both dancers. The duo danced to "I Put a Spell on You." Blue Journey did not receive enough votes to be included in the Final 6, eliminating it from the competition in Episode 922 instead of AcroArmy.

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