Pop Goes The News — A dance crew from Canada was eliminated Wednesday night from America’s Got Talent.
DM Nation, an all-female troupe from Lévis, Que., failed to get enough viewer votes to be one of seven acts on Tuesday’s live show from New York’s iconic Radio City Music Hall to advance.
After performing Tuesday, the 14 dancers were criticized by judge Howard Stern.
“I feel you change the music and it’s the same routine over and over again,” he said. “It’s very similar. I can match them almost move for move.
“You’ve got to change it up if you’re going to win America’s votes. If you should go through you’ve got to come out with something different each time. It can’t be the same act, I’m sorry.”
DM Nation’s journey on AGT began when they impressed the panel of judges — including Canadian comic Howie Mandel — in an audition episode that aired in June.
The troupe’s second performance, on a “Judges’ Cuts” episode that aired in July, earned raves from guest judge Michael Bublé.
“C’est magnifique!,” he said. “I’m a very proud Canadian and I’m really proud that you’re from the country I’m from and I loved your synchronicity. You really were together. It was tight.”
DM Nation was created by Marie-Odile Haince, founder of District Mao dance studio.
The winner of Season 10 of America’s Got Talent will be crowned Sept. 16 on NBC and City. The grand prize is a $1 million annuity paid over 40 years or the current cash value of the annuity.
Last season’s winner was magician Mat Franco. Previous AGT winners include Kenichi Ebina, Olate Dogs and Landau Eugene Murphy.