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Silhouettes were a shadow play dance group act from Season 6 of America's Got Talent. They finished the competition in second place. Silhouettes returned for AGT: The Champions 2 where they finished in the Bottom 5 of the Top 10. 


The Silhouettes, created, directed and owned by Lynne Waggoner-Patton was first formed in March 2009. Also the owner of Rocky Mountain School of Dance & Performing Arts, Inc. Lynne was asked to create a show using photographs, shadows and dance that would make the audience remember Colorado. Thus, The Silhouettes were formed. A Denver-based entertainment company saw the news coverage from the March 2009 event and asked to book the group for corporate clients.

Although shadow work is centuries old, Lynne Waggoner-Patton offers a new standard by creating photo overlay where the dancers create a shape and the photograph of the shape appears on the screen. The Silhouettes have raised over $50,000 for homeless children in the United States through their performances and strive to continue to achieve their goal of helping children around the world.

Rocky Mountain School of Dance & Performing Arts, Inc. in Arvada, Co is the official home of The Silhouettes. In October 2010, The Silhouettes were asked to attend an audition for America’s Got Talent Season 6. 1


Silhouettes' audition in Episode 604 consisted of creating silhouettes of things such as a tree with a swing and the word "Imagine" through shadow play. Piers Morgan, Sharon Osbourne, and Howie Mandel all voted "Yes," sending the group to the Vegas Round.

Vegas Round

Silhouettes was one of ten acts to advance straight to Hollywood without auditioning in Las Vegas in Episode 611.


Silhouettes' Quarterfinals performance in Episode 615 consisted of creating silhouettes of landmarks such as the Capitol Building, Mount Rushmore, and the Statue of Liberty. The act received enough votes to send it to the Semifinals in Episode 616 instead of The Rhinestone Ropers and Thomas John.


The Silhouettes' Semifinals performance in Episode 627 consisted of creating silhouettes of objects such as trees and Earth with a theme of the creation of the world to the track "Generations," and then moving on to the track "Shield of Faith" from the album "Trailerhead." The act received enough votes to send it to the Finals in Episode 628 instead of Gymkana and Steven Retchless.

Top 10

The Silhouettes' Top 10 Finals performance in Episode 629 consisted of creating silhouettes of things such as a chair, a table, the White House, a launching space shuttle, and the word "Believe" through shadow play with a theme of following dreams to "Reach Out for the Light." The act received enough votes to send them to the Final 4 in Episode 630 instead of West Springfield Dance Team.

Final 4

The Silhouettes' Final 4 Finals performance in Episode 631 consisted of creating silhouettes of things such as a bed, a hot air balloon, polar bears, a Chinese temple, the Eiffel Tower, and the word "Love" through shadow play with a theme of love and traveling around the world to "What a Wonderful World." During the performance, a stage door supposedly jammed backstage, causing the group to begin late. Viewers who recorded the show by DVR would thus have not seen the end of their performance nor the phone number to dial, and potentially been unable to vote for them.


For the finale in Episode 632, the Silhouettes creating silhouettes of things they had featured in their previous acts such as trees and words such as "Believe," "Create," and "Love," in a duet with LeAnn Rimes singing "Give." They were revealed to have finished in second place in the competition that same night, over POPLYFE and Team iLuminate, but only under Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr.

The Champions 2 Preliminary

Silhouettes' Preliminary performance in Episode TC204 consisted of performing a shadow dance routine based on a theme of love where a girl gets a dog, grows up alongside him, and goes to war only to return home to her faithful companion and learns to walk again.  Howie Mandel, Alesha Dixon, Heidi Klum and Simon Cowell all gave them standing ovations.  Moved by their performance, Alesha hit the Golden Buzzer, sending them directly to the Finals.

The Champions 2 Final

Silhouettes' Final performance in Episode TC206 consisted of performing a shadow dance routine telling a story of a family falling on hard times, being forced to live homeless.  Word passes between many people who organize a homelessness fundraiser, and thanks to the kindness of strangers they are able to move back home.  Howie Mandel, Alesha Dixon and Heidi Klum gave them standing ovations.

The Champions 2 Finale

In Episode TC207, Silhouettes performed a shadow dance story accompanied by Lindsey Stirling. They did not receive enough votes from the Superfans to enter the Top 5, eliminating them from the competition instead of Sandou Trio Russian Bar.

After the Show

Silhouettes appeared as a guest performer alongside Linkin' Bridge in the season finale of Season 11, in Episode 1122.


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