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Everything to Know About The World Renowned Ndlovu Youth Choir on ‘AGT-All Stars’

Ndlovu Youth Choir on 'America's Got Talent All-Stars'Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC

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The inspiring world-renowned group from Africa made waves with their heartfelt performances on America’s Got Talent season 14. The choir returns on AGT All Stars to showcase how great their music can be, with very meaningful songs.

They Are The Best Youth Choir From South Africa

The Ndlovu Youth Choir has had a remarkable impact on the lives of the choristers since its formation in 2009, demonstrating the capacity of any human being to achieve brilliance regardless of their background, education, or location of origin.

Ralf Schmitt is the conductor, composer, and producer of the world-renowned South African youth choir that sang on AGT in 2019. The Ndlovu Youth Choir is the first choir in the competition’s history to reach the Finals.

After their viral 2018 video in which they partnered with South African flautist and Grammy winner Wouter Kellerman to record their isiZulu interpretation of Ed Sheeran’s hit song “Shape of You,” the choir was for the US talent competition. The viral video captivated the producers of AGT as well as the rest of the globe.

A year later, the Limpopo-based choir reached the finals of the 14th season of the competition, inspiring optimism across South Africa and the rest of the continent. The Ndlovu Youth Choir grew out of a childcare program founded by the NGO Ndlovu Care Group in Moutse, Limpopo’s rural heartland.


They Wrote a Song About Preventing COVID-19

Nonhlanhla Somo and Lwandile Felicia, both South African students, are members of the Ndlovu Youth Choir. While they are both proud of the Ndlovu Youth Choir‘s achievements, they are especially happy with their most recent hit, a musical public service announcement on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The song titled “We’ve Got This,” gives advice on how to prevent exposure to the coronavirus in the choir’s rural Limpopo community. The lyrics tell about cleaning hands, coughing into a tissue or elbow, not touching faces, and avoiding spreading rumors.

You’ll never know it just from watching the video but it only took half a day to create the songs, choreograph the dance, rehearse, film, and edit the video. Somo certainly feels that videos like “We’ve Got This,” may be a powerful tool for spreading knowledge.

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