Quebec hip hop crew takes ‘America’s Got Talent’ by storm

ABOVE: Global News’ Caroline Plante catches up with DM Nation, a dance troupe that competed in America’s Got Talent.

LÉVIS, QUEBEC – Fans of DM Nation are holding their breath until next Tuesday’s episode of America’s Got Talent.

The dance crew from Quebec could advance to the next round. (The troupe already knows their fate but is sworn to secrecy.)

In June, the girls impressed the judges – model Heidi Klum, Canadian comedian Howie Mandel, singer Melanie Brown and radio personality Howard Stern – with their clean, jagged hip hop performance and advanced to the next round.

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“We’re very excited for everybody here, our family and our friends and just everybody here in Quebec, to see the next round,” said dancer Imane Marzouk.

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“We’re very excited for people’s reaction, it was an amazing experience.”

Artistic Director Marie-Odile Haince-Lebel founded District Mao (DM) when she was just 19.

Now, the dance studio is celebrating its 10th anniversary.

“It’s a big year for us,” she said.

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Whatever happens, Haince-Lebel told Global News she has big plans.

“We have projects of international scope…travelling shows, corporate shows.”

If the group wins, she said she will use the million-dollar prize to expand her studio and bring hip hop to a whole new level.


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