Meet Detroit Youth Choir, Terry Crews’ Inspirational ‘AGT’ Golden Buzzer
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Hailing from the Metropolitan, Detroit Youth Choir gained worldwide recognition after appearing in America’s Got Talent 2019. Since their heart-stopping run in the series, this chorale group continues to make America proud.
Last November, the group confirmed that they are among the 60 acts competing in the upcoming AGT All-Stars competition. Here’s everything to know about them.
Detroit Youth Choir Got Terry Crews’ Golden Buzzer During Their AGT Audition
Back in AGT season 14 Auditions, Detroit Youth Choir (DYC) was certainly an unforgettable watch. Their performance consisted of singing, rapping and dancing to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “Can’t Hold Us.” This promising act convinced an emotional Terry Crews to press his Golden Buzzer.
“I remember sitting on my window in Flint, Michigan, dreaming. I wanted to make it, I wanted to be here,” Crews said. “And they’re here.”
Aged 8 to 18, the then-52 members of this chorale group genuinely and eagerly attempted to reach for their dreams through the competition. After their audition, they immediately became the show’s few fan favorites. DYC went all the way through the Finale of AGT, finishing second place behind Kodi Lee.
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Detroit Youth Choir’s career didn’t end upon their AGT finish. In fact, it was only the beginning of their many career milestones.
DYC also collaborated with music producer Jermaine Dupri to produce their song “Change.” Meanwhile, their powerful rendition of Guns N’ Roses’ 1987 hit “Sweet Child O’ Mine” to honor the 19 school shooting victims at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, has moved thousands of people nationwide.
Furthermore, they have released Rockspell, a fusion of rock and gospel album which they hope to get nominated in the Grammys.
Detroit Youth Choir Now Divided Into Four Smaller Choirs
In the last three years, Detroit Youth Choir has been broken into smaller choirs to cater several performance requests. At present, DYC has four bands namely, Limelight choir, Center State choir, Primetime and a boys choir.
Apparently, some kids who performed during the choir’s AGT stint have already graduated. Nonetheless, they have added new talents in the group. As of writing, the Detroit Youth Choir has landed in Burbank, California to compete for AGT All-Stars.
“You’re going to hear brand-new AGT songs from us,” Choir Director Anthony White said. “We’re preparing two songs right now that we hope will be a surprise to the city.”
Amid rigorous preparations, DYC’s goal remains clear, and that is to be the first ever AGT All-Stars winner. To know if this chorale will survive until the Finale, be sure to tune in on January 2, 2023 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.