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Catapult Entertainment is a shadow-dance company created by Adam Battelstein in 2008. The talented Catapult dancers have the skills to transform their bodies into seemingly impossible images. Catapult has made films for corporations and performed live for corporate events around the U.S. and as far away as Stockholm, Sweden. They hope their shadow dances will amaze audiences and make them fall in love with the human body and its ability to transform. 1
Catapult Entertainment's audition in Episode 801 consisted of creating by projecting their dancing shadows silhouettes of objects such as a mountain, a helicopter, and a house in a story about the theft of a jewel. Howard Stern, Heidi Klum, Mel B, and Howie Mandel all voted "Yes," sending the group to the Vegas Round.
Catapult Entertainment's Week 5 Quarterfinals performance in Episode 818 consisted of onsisted of creating by projecting their dancing shadows silhouettes of objects such as a sand castle, a bicycle, a church, and a tree with a swing attached to it in a story about the enjoyable moments of the life of a girl growing up to become a mother, all to Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwoʻole's rendition of "Over the Rainbow." All four judges gave the group standing ovations. Catapult received enough votes to be sent to the Semifinals in Episode 819 instead of 2Unique, Melody Caballero, and Sam Johnson.
Catapult Entertainment's Week 1 Semifinals performance in Episode 820 consisted of creating by projecting their dancing shadows silhouettes of objects such as an octopus, seaweed, a crab, a seahorse, and a whale a story about a woman finding with the help of sea creatures her lover who had been lost at sea, all to The Calling's "Wherever You Will Go." Catapult finished in either sixth or seventh place in America's Vote in Episode 821. In the Judges' Choice, although Mel B did not vote for it, Howard Stern, Heidi Klum, and Howie Mandel did, sending Catapult to the Finals instead of Dave Fenley.
Catapult Entertainment's Top 12 Finals performance in Episode 824 consisted of creating by projecting their dancing shadows silhouettes of objects such as a school, classroom desks, a dragon, a dog, and a heart a story about a young boy dealing with bullying but finding joy in the company of a new dog and his family. Catapult did not receive enough votes to be sent to the Final 6, eliminating it from the competition instead of Collins Key.
- Catapult Entertainment was the first dance group of Season 8 whose audition was televised.
- Catapult Entertainment's act resembles that of the Silhouettes of Season 6.