Back in 2017, The Missing People Choir auditioned for Britain’s Got Talent and left viewers weeping from the beauty of the choir’s voices and message. The choir, which is made up of family members of missing persons, as well as staff members and supporters of the Missing Persons charity, hoped that their performance of their original song, “I Miss You,” would help some missing persons to return home. In 2020, it is still helping families find missing people
The audition stole thousands of hearts, but when news broke that the performance actually lead to a 13-year-old boy returning home, BGT fans were giddy with joy for this group.
Even Amanda Holden couldn’t help but celebrate. The BGT judge took to Instagram to share a photo of the choir and say “@bgt we can confirm we’ve reunited a young boy featured here with his family – in the current climate we live. There is always HOPE.”
‘Britain’s Got Talent’ Finds Missing People
Former missing person Ju Blencowe was also reported found after seeing the Missing People Choir perform. Blencowe told CBS in an interview that after a hard time, she wanted to disappear. “I just thought how easy it is to just become a lost person, a faceless person, someone without a story,” she said. Further, she explains that “Without the work of the Missing People Choir, I wouldn’t be here.”
She’s now an ambassador for the Missing People charity and can be seen looking smily on Twitter.
‘BGT’ Unites families
But that wasn’t the end of it. The choir’s publicity brought at least 6 people back home and brought attention to the charity’s important mission. The choir even released their song, “I Miss You” as a single in December 2018.
After getting through auditions without a dry eye in the BGT audience, these series 11 contestants made it to the finals of BGT where they sang their rendition of “With You” from the musical Ghost.
Though Missing People Choir didn’t win, they sure left their mark on BGT, and as season 13 approaches, we hope we see more BGT auditions with as much heart.