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RM and BYU student makes top 48 on 'America's Got Talent'

"America's Got Talent" moves into its next phase this week, as the top 48 acts perform and compete to advance toward the finals. And one of those acts is from Utah.

Well, Lindsey Stirling, 23, is a student at BYU, although she's actually from Arizona.

And she's a hip-hop violinist. Really.

Hey, compared to a lot of the acts on "Talent," a hip-hop violinist is certainly nothing out of the ordinary.

She has sort of a punk-rock look, and she dances as she plays a mean violin.

Stirling, who's studying therapeutic recreation at BYU, made quite an impression on judges Piers Morgan, Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel. They all quickly sent her on to the next round of the competition.

"Wow," Osbourne mouthed as Stirling was performing.

"I thought you were great," said Morgan.

Stirling, who served an LDS Church mission to New York, was also — get this — America's Junior Miss from Arizona in 2005. And she finished second in the talent competition at the national pageant.

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