Back by popular demand: GV native on America’s Got Talent tonight |

Back by popular demand: GV native on America’s Got Talent tonight

The Nevada County native who competed in America’s Got Talent is making an encore performance at 9 p.m. today, her mother said.

Ashleigh Dejon, who was eliminated from the NBC show a few weeks ago, will perform an aerial dance with her partner Michael Lipari during the show, which will also feature the final four competition.

Dejon, 29, and Lipari were among a handful of audience favorites that are returning to the show to dance to a medley of songs.

“I think the support of the fans means a lot,” said Dejon’s mother, resident Janice Lendick of Hollywood, Fla. “They’re constantly hurting themselves and bruising themselves (in practice). But because of fans that say nice things, they keep going.”

Last time the pair performed, the show racked up its highest ratings ever, Lendick said.

Dejon, who spent summers and holidays with her father in Grass Valley while growing up, is also waiting to hear if she and Lipari will be included on the America’s Got Talent tour, a two-month trek with stops in Oakland and Reno.

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