To make it into the final, the group performed a rendition of Whitney Houston’s Higher Love and received a standing ovation.
Ndlovu Youth Choir have made it into the finals of America’s Got Talent!
The South African founded choir made their way from the Limpopo province to the America’s Got Talent stage and have sung their way all the way through to the finals.
Since its inception in 2009, the choir has profoundly affected the lives of choristers and demonstrates the potential of any human being to achieve excellence no matter their background, education or place of birth.
From its humble beginnings as an after-school activity the choir has evolved into a truly outstanding professional ensemble.
Before making their way onto the glamorous set of one of the world’s biggest and most popular televised talent shows, the group had placed third in our very own Anthem Project – which served to honour 25 years of democracy in South Africa.
You can see their winning video below:
During the semi-final round of America’s Got Talent, the group performed a powerful and localised rendition of Whitney Houston’s Higher Love on Wednesday and received a standing ovation to reach the end of the reality competition.
On Thursday the results – of audience voting – were announced and at the last moment, the South African music group were “saved” by the judges’ vote after teetering on the brink of elimination.
Posting their joyous reaction on Twitter the group said: “We are through to the finals of America’s Got Talent. Dreams do come true.”
SEE THAT TWEET HERE:
America’s Got Talent will return on 10 September for the second half of the semi-finals, and the following week Ndlovu Youth Choir will return for the finals.
Relive their best moments from their first audition to latest performance below:
On representing Africa:
Bringing the heat with Waka Waka:
Switching it up for a Beautiful Day by U2:
Spreading the Higher Love:
You can catch the finale of the show on Tuesday, September 17 and the results on the Wednesday, September 18 to see the local and lekker talent crush it on stage with their powerhouse vocals and contagious rhythm.