Detroit choir receives golden buzzer on ‘AGT’



Members of the Detroit Youth Choir received a standing ovation on Tuesday night’s episode of “America’s Got Talent,” but that wasn’t all they got.

The community group led by choir director Anthony White performed a unique take on “Can’t Hold Us” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis by merging notes of choir, rap and dance choreography.

The performance prompted the four “AGT” judges to stand up.

“It was your moment,” Howie Mandel told the group after the performance.

“You got together and made something traditional, like a choir, and you took it and you went so fresh. It was so much fun, the choreography – I was on my feet. Julianne Hough said.

Gabrielle Union agreed. “What we have all witnessed here tonight was nothing less than an absolute genius,” she said.

Simon Cowell told the group: “If you keep doing this, where every performance is the last thing you expect from a choir, you could win that.”

A choir has never won “America’s Got Talent”.

The band’s performance made host Terry Crews cry.

“Every man and woman on this stage represents me and where I’m from. I remember sitting at my window in Flint, Michigan, dreaming of wanting to be successful and wanting to be here – and they are here,” Crews said. to the public on stage with the choir.

The teams then walked over to the judges’ table and spoke directly to White.

“All it takes is one person to believe in a young man or woman to make their dreams come true, and you are that man, sir!” Crews said as he hit the golden buzzer, automatically sending the band to live shows.

The moment made dozens of artists cry with joy.

‘America’s Got Talent’ airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on WILX.

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