Betty Wright rocked Amateur Night last night performing her greatest hits "Tonight Is The Night" and "Go." Betty's charismatic performance set the tone for a night full of originality, excitement and surprises.

After a tough competition, the Child Stars of Tomorrow segment placed a dance crew in first place. All of the contestants congratulated each other on their hard work and determination to make it to Amateur Night.

Last night's top three adult contestants brought contrasting skills to the Apollo. Interest peaked when it became clear history may be in the making. The winner advanced to Show Off! to possibly compete against... himself. After last week's win in a trio dance crew, the winner found himself in a unique situation.

Who was it? Find out below!


Shouji Kimura (member of Third Element II) won 1st place, which means he advances to Show Off! on March 30.

Unique Movementz earned 2nd place with their robotic and rhythmical steps.

Edward Hurston taught a lesson in old school as his harmonica performance brought him 3rd place.

Devastation Kidz won 1st place in the Child Stars of Tomorrow segment.

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The Apollo's 2014-2015 season is made possible by lead support from Citi, the Coca-Cola Company, Troy and Keisha Dixon, Folonari Wines and Cavicchioli 1928, the Ford Foundation Fund for Global Programs, the Hearst Foundations, Robert K. Kraft, The Parsons Family Foundation, the Ronald O. Perelman Family Foundation, JoAnn Price, Rockefeller Cultural Innovation Fund, The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation, Earl W. and Amanda Stafford, Time Warner Inc., the Reginald Van Lee New Works Fund, the Apollo Board of Directors and many other generous donors.
Lead annual support is also provided by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.