‘AGT’s Detroit Youth Choir Is Getting TWO New TV Shows
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AGT Golden Buzzer act Detroit Youth Choir is getting not one, but two TV shows based on their inspiring story. The group of young singers were runners-up in Season 14.
The group reacted to the news on Instagram, as did host Terry Crews. Read on to find out more about the new shows, including where you can watch them.
Detroit Youth Choir Getting Two TV Shows
According to Deadline, streaming service Disney+ will carry the two new shows about Detroit Youth Choir — one scripted, one unscripted. The shows come from Blumhouse Television, Maniac Productions, and Campfire.
The first show is an unscripted documentary series called Choir, while the other show will be a scripted drama from the same production team. Anthony Sparks, who is known for Queen Sugar and The Blacklist, will create the scripted show and act as showrunner and executive producer.
The docuseries has reportedly been filming in Detroit since last fall, capturing the 2020-2021 season for the Detroit Youth Choir. It is directed by Rudy Valdez. Blumhouse president Chris McCumber said the show is “the exact right kind of feel-good, hopeful programming we need at this moment.”
DYC celebrated news of the two shows on Instagram, writing, “Thanking God for great opportunities.” AGT host Terry Crews, who hit the Golden Buzzer for the choir, commented with several fire emojis.
Detroit Youth Choir’s ‘AGT’ Journey
The Detroit Youth Choir, directed by Anthony White, auditioned for Season 14 of America’s Got Talent in 2019. Their audition, in which they performed “Can’t Hold Us” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, earned a standing ovation from the judges.
Host Terry Crews, who grew up in Flint, Michigan, was brought to tears. “Every young man and woman on this stage represents me and where I came from,” he said. Terry went on to hit the Golden Buzzer for the choir’s performance.
DYC made it to the finals, and finished the competition in second place, behind winner Kodi Lee. Although they didn’t win the million-dollar prize on AGT, the group still received $1 million from the city of Detroit.
Last year, DYC released a cover of “Glory” by John Legend, Common, and Rhymefest, in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. They later performed at a Detroit campaign event for Joe Biden.