'AGT: All-Stars' 2023: Where is the Detroit Youth Choir now?

'AGT: All-Stars' 2023: Where is the Detroit Youth Choir now?
The Detroit Youth Choir (Detroit Youth Choir/Instagram)

PASADENA, CALIFORNIA: The Detroit Youth Choir first blew up when the group appeared on the 'America's Got Talent' 2019 edition. Since finishing second that year, the Detroit Youth Choir has remained active, recording songs on important national issues, releasing albums, and filming an upcoming reality series for Disney+. The group is now competing in 'America's Got Talent: All-Stars' 2023 in a bid to convert their silver into a gold medal!

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They are already off to a good start and have received the coveted golden buzzer from host Terry Crews in a recent episode. The choir's emotional performance moved Crews to hit the buzzer, which automatically advances them to the live shows. The choir, made up of 37 members who traveled to Los Angeles to tape the series in October, is led by artistic director Anthony White. The group has been highly active since breaking out globally in 2019 with regular performances for a range of different causes. Since the 2019 appearance, The Detroit Youth Choir has received a $1 million endowment, won the Stellar award, and is now returning for the 'America's Got Talent: All-Stars' 2023 edition of the show!

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Where is the Detroit Youth Choir now?

For White and the non-profit choir, the All-Stars edition represents more than just another opportunity to be seen by millions of viewers. It represents the group's determination to keep pursuing new opportunities and remaining active. Since their time on 'America's Got Talent', the choir has continued to perform as a large ensemble of more than 100 singers. In order to accommodate Covid-19 safety measures and handle the increasing number of members and invitations to perform, the choir has also implemented smaller choirs within the main group. These mini-choirs, named Limelight, Center Stage, and Primetime, operate as a freshman, junior varsity, and varsity teams based on the singers' abilities and experience levels. The Primetime choir is the one that will appear on 'America's Got Talent: All-Stars'.



 

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In 2019, the choir received a $1 million endowment from local foundations at a celebration held in Detroit's Campus Martius Park. When the pandemic hit in 2020, White was determined to keep the choir active and turned to virtual options in order to do so.

This has resulted in a range of new avenues for the organization. It was reported in early 2020 that Disney+ acquired a two-project package featuring the Detroit Youth Choir from Blumhouse Television, Maniac Productions, and Campfire. The package includes a six-episode unscripted docuseries and a scripted drama series, both of which will be produced by Maniac Productions and Blumhouse Television.

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The unscripted series has been filming in Detroit since last fall and follows the 2020-2021 season of the Detroit Youth Choir and is inspired by the story of Artistic Director Anthony White. White has impacted and empowered more than 1000 children through music in Detroit over two decades.

This was followed by a rather interesting collaboration in March 2020, with none other than neighbors Detroit Pistons. the Detroit Pistons and Detroit Youth Choir released a video honoring healthcare professionals for their work in fighting the coronavirus. The video featured members of the Detroit Youth Choir and several Pistons singing 'Stand By Me' remotely from their homes. It also included a public service announcement imploring viewers to follow the right protocols and precautions.

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On July 10, 2021, the Detroit Youth Choir won a Stellar Award, an annual award presented to honor Gospel music artists. The award recognizes the choir's talent and dedication to music and serves as a testament to their success in the Gospel music industry. The Stellar Award added to a long list of accolades that the Detroit Youth Choir has received.

With a range of regular initiatives, performances, auditions, and opportunities created for the Detroit Youth, the Detroit Youth Choir takes part in the All-Stars edition of 'America's Got Talent' ahead of an eventful 2023. Whether the group is actually able to pull off a memorable win will be interesting to see.

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'America's Got Talent: All-Stars' airs every Monday at 8/7c on NBC.

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