A memorable performance Tuesday evening on an anti-bullying theme elevated Catapult Entertainment's hopes of advancing to the finals of NBC-TV's "America's Got Talent" competition.

The shadow dance troupe, led by Kent resident Adam Battelstein and including FineLine Theater Arts instructor Rebecca Moore, was one of the celebrity judges' favorite acts of the dozen to perform on stage that evening at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

However, online voting starting at show's end Tuesday would determine which six acts would qualify for Sept. 17's final competition.

The results would be announced during Wednesday night's show.

The show's winning act will receive a $1 million prize, to be awarded Sept. 18, and the chance to headline a show in Las Vegas.

"Having America fall in love with our work and our company is amazing," Battelstein, 50, said recently.

Norm Cummings