South Africa’s Ndlovu Youth Choir could not win the ultimate prize at this year’s America’s Got Talent show.
The highly talented choir could not make it to the top five despite putting up a great performance on Wednesday.
The title was won by US singer Kodi Lee, who walked away with the $1m prize money.
The Ndlovu Youth Choir from South Africa’s Limpopo province has their unique African cultural touch to their performances.
“Our AGT journey may have come to an end but this is only the beginning. We are so excited for what lies ahead, and we look forward to continuing sharing love, unity and above all hope,” the choir tweeted.
Our @AGT journey may have come to an end but this is only the beginning. We are so excited for what lies ahead and we look forward to continuing sharing love, unity and above all hope. 🇿🇦🇺🇸❤️🙏🏾 #agt pic.twitter.com/EDTtYh8Sfr
— Ndlovu Youth Choir (@ChoirAfrica) September 19, 2019
The South African choir was set up according to its founders to give hope to young people.
Some of the choir members have lost their parents and come from poor backgrounds. That is however not stopping them from showcasing their talent on a global stage.
Watching @ChoirAfrica’s final performance on @AGT filled me with immense pride & hope for the future. Our star always shines the brightest when we showcase who we truly are as South Africans. Wishing the #NdlovuYouthChoir the very best. In our eyes you are already winners. pic.twitter.com/x2y6CtAMoQ
— Cyril Ramaphosa 🇿🇦 (@CyrilRamaphosa) September 18, 2019
The Ndlovu Youth Choir is also led by GRAMMY-winning flutist Wouter Kellerman. The choir has done many renditions of popular songs in the past before this competition.