Voices of Service is a quartet comprised of Master Sgt. Caleb Green, Staff Sgt. Ron Henry, Sgt. Maj. Christal Rheams and Sgt. First Class Jason Hanna. They auditioned for season 14 of America’s Got Talent in 2019. Take a look at their moving ‘AGT’ audition below that will give you chills.
Veterans Voices Of Service Put On An Inspirational Performance On ‘AGT’
Voices of Service hoped to show how music therapy can help men and women who have served in the military that are coping with PTSD. They performed an incredible rendition of Katy Perry’s “Rise” complete with perfect harmonies.
The group received a standing ovation from the judges and the audience. “First of all, I can’t thank you enough for your service because you doing what you do allows us to do what we do,” Howie Mandel said once the crowd settled down. “And the fact that music can be helpful and it is a tool, it’s beautiful and important and right.”
“The arts, music, dance or whatever it is, it’s a universal language where we all feel connected and what you’re doing is phenomenal” Julianne Hough said. Gabrielle Union also agreed that everything about the performance was remarkable. “Your story is amazing, your message is amazing but what I loved is the vocal arrangement was stunning…it was a version I’ve never heard before,” Simon Cowell said. “This is what we need right now.”
Voices of Service were sent into the Judge Cuts where they sang Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth’s “See You Again” which prompted another standing ovation from the judges. They made it to the live shows without question and gave a stunning performance of Leona Lewis’ “Footprints in the Sand” during the Finals. They finished the competition in fifth place.
They also went on to compete in the second season of ‘AGT: Champions’ where they sang Kodaline’s “Brother.” Though they received praise from the judges they did not receive enough votes from the superfans to advance on in the competition.
Where Are They Now?
After appearing on ‘AGT,’ Voices of Service reflected on the experience. “It was a wonderful experience,” they said in an interview with Northern Virginia Magazine. “You have to understand, we didn’t go into it thinking that we were going to get as far as we did. For us, it was going into it to deliver a message. If we were helping folks, then in our eyes, we won.”
If you were moved by Voices of Service then definitely check out the compilation below. It features 10 of the most incredible military auditions that will bring you to tears and inspire you.
The group recently posted a very inspirational cover on its Instagram page. “They represent the excellence that exists within our military and veteran communities and are an inspiring example for the nation that they serve, have served, and continue to serve through music” the caption said.
Voices of Service posted a throwback photo of all of their military pictures on Veterans Day. “Honored to serve and continue using our voices #happyveteransday,” the caption said.
Voices of Service is definitely one of the most memorable ‘AGT’ acts of all time and they continue to work on covers and put out music for their fans.