Nevada County native misses finals on TV talent show |

Nevada County native misses finals on TV talent show

Nevada County native Ashleigh Dejon earned strong reviews from judges this week on “America’s Got Talent.”

The aerial dancer and her partner, Michael Lipari, appeared on the semifinals of the NBC TV show Tuesday night, but did not make it to the top 10.

Dejon, 29, lives in Los Angeles, but spent summers and holidays as a child with her father in Grass Valley.

The official recap of judges’ reactions, from the NBC website:

“The aerial dancing duo Michael Lipari and Ashleigh Dejon performed their high-flying dance routine for the judges and audience. Piers really liked the chemistry between Michael and Ashleigh and liked their act. Sharon thought they were beautiful on stage, and Howie liked that they take risks.”

“America’s Got Talent” is an elimination talent contest with a grand prize of $1 million.

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