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Detroit Youth Choir Get Unexpected AGT Golden Buzzer after a Mind Blowing Performance

Junie Sihlangu
Jun 19, 2019
11:23 A.M.
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On Tuesday’s episode of America’s Got Talent a young choir from Detroit wowed the crowd and judges with their singing, rapping, and choreography skills. One person felt their performance was enough to earn them the Golden Buzzer.


America’s Got Talent (AGT) host, Terry Crews, met a choir group comprised of young students from Detroit on the most recent episode of the talent show. He, a native of Flint, Michigan, encouraged The Detroit Youth Choir to follow their dreams.


Backstage Crews told the group that as long as one person, in this case, their choir director Anthony White, believed in them they could go far. The choir stepped on stage to a round of applause and screams from the audience long before they got to perform.


White gave the AGT judges, Simon Cowell, Julianne Hough, Howie Mandel, and Gabrielle Union a little bit of the choir’s background. He revealed that the children were an example of what their city had to offer.


Then the choir, under his leadership and direction, performed a rendition of “Can’t Hold Us” by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. The group started the song in a less upbeat tempo before turning things around.


Suddenly a few of the students would take the lead while the rest of the choir danced and sang along. Some choir members even started rapping to the amazement and pleasure of the judges and audience.

Panning to where Crews was standing, the actor appeared to be moved by the performance. When the choir was done they received a standing ovation.



Giving his critique after things settled Mandel said: "This was your moment." He added: "The rapping and the signing and the dancing, it's so much more than you expect from every other choir. I love you."

The rest of the judges also gave positive reviews and then it was time to vote. However, as they were about to reveal their votes, Crews walked out onto the stage and stood with the choir.



The actor and host emotionally stated:

"I'm so sorry to interrupt, but I have to tell you, every young man and woman on this stage represents me and where I came from. I remember sitting at my window in Flint, Michigan, dreaming that I wanted to make it and that I wanted to be here. And they're here."

Surprising everyone even further he walked over to the judge’s table after saying: "They did so well that I have to do this." Before pressing the Golden Buzzer he once again told White: "All it takes is one person to believe in a young man or woman for them to reach their dreams, and you are that man, sir."


Everyone went wild with excitement as golden confetti covered the group who hugged and cried tears of joy.


On the same episode, the judges and AGT fans had the pleasure of meeting a singing group called the Voices of Service. The four army veterans auditioned by singing a rendition of Katy Perry's "Rise."

Their performance left a number of people in tears, and despite not getting the Golden Buzzer and the opportunity to go straight to Hollywood, they did receive three “yes’.”

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