Meet JoJo and Bri, ‘AGT’s Talented Uncle and Niece Going to the Live Shows
JoJo and Bri are one of 55 acts competing for America’s vote in the America’s Got Talent live shows. The singing duo is made up of uncle and niece Joseph Clarke and Bri’Anna Harper. They charmed the judges with their audition, but can they make it to the Finals of Season 17?
AGT‘s JoJo and Bri Are an Uncle and Niece Duo
JoJo is no stranger to the AGT stage, as he previously competed on the show in Season 15 with a group called Resound, reaching the Quarterfinals. In his Season 17 audition, JoJo shared that his experience on the show taught him “not to give up.” JoJo also works as a vocal coach and producer.
Meanwhile, 14-year-old Bri went viral in 2018 with a cover of Jackson 5’s “Who’s Loving You.” She was invited to appear on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. She shared that she had been singing since she was 5 years old, and she loved listening to Aretha Franklin as a baby.
In 2020, Bri portrayed a young Alicia Keys in the teaser for Keys’ new album. She’s also sung with Acapop! KIDS, an a cappella group who is also performing in the Season 17 live shows. She started singing with JoJo six years ago.
JoJo and Bri started posting videos singing together during the pandemic, gaining the attention of The View. In their interview on the show in 2020, JoJo described Bri as being “like my niece,” so it seems they’re not actually related but rather just think of each other as family.
The Judges Loved the Duo’s Audition
Before their AGT audition earlier this season, Bri said it’s her dream to “make the world smile and make the world a better place.” She added that she would use the show’s million-dollar prize to “give back to charity.”
The duo went on to perform “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” showing off amazing voices and adorable chemistry. The performance had the audience on their feet and clapping along. The judges gave the pair a standing ovation, with Simon Cowell calling it “the definition of joy and magic.”
JoJo and Bri earned four “yes” votes from the judges to move on, and they were chosen to compete in the live shows. They’ll take the stage Tuesday night on NBC in the hope of earning America’s vote and making it to the Finals.