With their adaptation of Fleetwood Mac’s “Everywhere”, South Africa’s own Mzansi youth choir really hit the headlines this week. America’s Got Talent– stage sparkled. Thanks to their top-class performance, the choir is one of the participants who make it to the final round of this international talent search competition.
The Mzansi youth choir will compete against Putri Ariani, Murmuration, Ahren Belisle, Lavender Darcangelo, and Adrian Stoica & Hurricane on 26 and 27 September for the winning spot of America’s Got Talent ‘s eighteenth season. The winner will walk away with prize money worth $1.5 million (about R29 million).
“We always say that the stage can make or break you, and tonight it definitely made you. Thank you again for the beautiful tribute you paid to Nightbirde earlier in the season,” said Simon Cowell while also referring to family members of Jane Marczewski, better known as Nightbirde, in the audience.
Many South Africans have written on social media how proud they are of the choir.
“Absolutely amazing, Mzansi Youth Choir. I’m so happy and proud of you guys (sic),” are the words of Grammy-awarded flutist Wouter Kellerman.
Another social media user writes: “Congratulations, you guys! But please keep your lively South African flavor (with the) next round… It’s unbeatable! (sic).”
RNews reported earlier that the Mzansi youth choir made history this year America’s Got Talent made after being the first participants in the competition’s history to be awarded the “Golden Buzzer” by the audience. The choir sang their version of “It’s Ok” by Nightbirde, who was also a participant in this competition before she died of cancer.
Listen here to the Mzansi Youth Choir’s presentation of the Fleetwood Mac hit, “Everywhere”:
Additional source: NBC