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By Heidi Glaus

FARMINGTON, Mo. (KSDK) - One peek at the pile of trophies at Triplett and Propst Performing Arts Studio in Farmington, Missouri and you realize this group of girls knows quite a bit about competing.

But the stages they've been stepping onto recently are bigger than ever.

"It is one of the biggest moments of our lives for sure," says Teresa Triplett-Keddy, one of the coaches.

That means they've been training harder than ever.

"The girls are practicing four to five days a week if not more," Triplett-Keddy says.

For eight to ten hours a day!

"Sometimes I get really tired, but I don't get sick of it," says Mady Mbuerck, an 11-year-old dancer.

They obviously know this is a once in a lifetime opportunity.

"It seems unreal when you're up there! It's just so weird to think those celebrities are sitting in front of you," says 15-year-old Mackenzie Legan.

They're not just sitting, of course; they're judging.

"Well, it was kind of like scary, but it didn't seem real. It was like, 'Oh, I'm on the stage of 'America's Got Talent,'" Mbuerck says.

"We're standing backstage waiting to hear the judges' comments and until you hear the first one you're not sure. You're not sure if they're going to be for you, against you, mixed," says Teresa Triplett-Keddy.

It was four 'yes' votes for 26 girls between the ages of eight and 19, reminding viewers across the country that Innovative Force is a force to be reckoned with.

You can see how all of their hard work paid off Tuesday night at 8 p.m. on America's Got Talent.

KSDK

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