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June 17th, 2008
Texas State dance team to appear on NBC summer show

From Texas State University

The Texas State Strutters dance team will perform on NBC’s summer television series “America’s Got Talent,” which kicks off its third season tonight on with a two-hour special from 8-10 p.m. The show also has two other two-hour episodes on June 24 and July 1. Beginning July 8, the show will run each Tuesday from 8-9 p.m..

Jerry Springer hosts the show, which is judged by David Hasselhoff, Piers Morgan and Sharon Osbourne. “America’s Got Talent” is NBC’s weekly reality show that features singers, dancers, comedians, contortionists, impressionists, jugglers, magicians and ventriloquists, all performing for audience and judges votes to move on to the next round. The series culminates with a live finale, at the end of which one act walks away with a $1 million prize.

The Strutters were the nation’s first dance team organized by any major university campus in 1960, performing at professional football and basketball games, car races, rodeos, two U.S. Presidential inaugurations and the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade.

The Strutters were invited to audition for this season’s “America’s Got Talent” show in April and flown to Los Angeles, where they spent one day on the set. Fans can see how they performed by tuning in to this season’s shows that begin Tuesday night.

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