logo
 Youtube/America's Got Talent
Source: Youtube/America's Got Talent

Watch South Africa's Ndlovu Youth Choir Deliver 'Infectiously Uplifting' Audition on AGT

Manuela Cardiga
Jun 27, 2019
02:23 A.M.
Share this pen
FacebookFacebookTwitterTwitterLinkedInLinkedInEmailEmail

The Ndlovu Youth Choir from South Africa blew away the judges of "America's Got Talent" with a joyous, energetic performance.

Advertisement

The Ndlovu Youth Choir traveled all the way from South Africa to compete in "America's Got Talent" and proved that Africa's got talent too.

The Choir took to the stage and blew the judges and the audience away with their joyous energetic performance of an original song, "My African Dream."

Advertisement

“Our dream is to let children know that just because you’re born into poverty doesn’t mean that you are poverty.” Ralf Schmitt

BRINGING THEIR DREAM OF A BETTER LIFE TO AGT

The choir comes from the Limpopo region, one of the poorest areas in South Africa, and was founded by Choir director Ralf Schmitt in 2009.

Schmitt explained that many of the singers had been orphaned and had been raising their siblings on their own, and the choir provided a much-needed escape from their difficult lives.

"To try and help those orphans and vulnerable children, we started a choir. When they join us, many of the kids have the weight of the world on their shoulders and their problems feel insurmountable,” he explained.

Advertisement
Advertisement

A DAZZLING DISPLAY OF RHYTHM AND TALENT

The Ndlovu Youth Choir trooped onto the AGT stage in their brilliantly colored traditional clothes and proceeded to blow away the judges with their flawless performance of a song that combined traditional African music with Westen influences.

Advertisement

GABRIELLE UNION WAS ON HER FEET

The choir's performance had the audience on their feet, as well as judge Gabrielle Union who gave them a standing ovation.

“From the second you walked out, I think this whole place was rooting for you and you did not disappoint. You showcased the beauty that you represent. You are giving so much hope, I can’t thank you enough,” she said.

Advertisement

AGT JUDGES UNANIMOUS IN THEIR PRAISE

Julianne Hough joined her praise to Union's calling the Choir's performance "so beautiful, so magical.”

But the supreme accolade came from music mogul Simon Cowell. The notoriously difficult judge was unequivocal in his approval.

“We’ve always been waiting for a choir like this, something we’ve never heard before. Your energy was literally bouncing off to me right there, it was great. You, I’m going to remember,” he said.

The Ndlovu Youth Choir's aim is to inspire other young people around the world in similar circumstances and encourage them to reach for their dreams.

Advertisement

Well done, Ndlovu Youth Choir.

VIOLIN BOY RULES THE STAGE AT AGT

"America’s Got Talent" hosted one of the most unusual talents in the person of 11-year-old Tyler Butler-Figueroa from North Carolina who presented himself as a violin player.

Advertisement

“I started playing the violin when I was 7½. I wanted to start playing the violin because I was being bullied in school. It’s because I had cancer, I almost died,” he said.

Butler-Figueroa had been diagnosed with Leukemia when he was 4½ years old, and luckily beat the disease.

"I just didn't want to be the kid with cancer. So now, I'm the kid who plays the violin,” he said.

He performed Kelly Clarkson‘s “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” on the violin with such verve and skill that he won himself Simon Cowell's Golden Buzzer.

Advertisement
info
Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Advertisement
Related posts

Boy in Wheelchair Whose Party No One Attended Makes a Wish & Finds Boxes on Doorstep the Next Day – Story of the Day

May 03, 2022

18-Year-Old Dancer Cuts Parents Out of Her $3M Prize After They Urge Her to Get Rid of Her Baby — Story of the Day

February 08, 2022

Dad Follows His 12-Year-Old Daughter and Learns She Visits Old Abandoned House Every Day – Story of the Day

February 10, 2022

Meet Leslie Uggam's Kids with Husband Who It Was Socially Taboo & Illegal to Marry In Several States

April 28, 2022