South Africa’s hottest new vocal ensemble, the Ndlovu Youth Choir, is on the verge of going down in history, after making it to the finals of America’s Got Talent
Led by conductor Ralf Smitt, the group from Limpopo has impressed judges and viewers in the USA with their proudly South African harmonies and vocals.
South Africa’s own NYC made it to the 14th America’s Got Talent finale after blowing judges away with a rousing rendition of Higher Love, which was originally sung by Steve Winwood (although today’s listeners will recognise it as Kygo and Whitney Houston’s 2019 smash hit).
The two dozen-strong group consists of singers between the ages of 13 and 27 and their latest performance went viral just hours after the show aired.
The Ndlovu Youth choristers rejoiced after learning that they would be joining four other acts as the first to proceed from the AGT semi finals.
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The choir will compete against nine other acts and fancy their chances of winning the big prize, especially considering how they have won over the judges in previous rounds
Viewers will recall how after one electrifying performance, Gabrielle Union was so impressed that she thanked them!
She said, “You showcased the beauty you represent and you are giving so much hope. I can’t thank you enough. Thank you!” while Simon Cowell added, “We’ve always been waiting for a choir like this, something we’ve never heard before with your energy bouncing off me right there.”
The sky appears to be the limit for South Africa’s latest musical export and we can’t wait to see how they perform on the biggest stage of their competition journey so far.
Does the Ndlovu Youth Choir have what it takes to win it all?