America's Got Talent season 14: Detroit Youth Choir gets a Golden Buzzer from Terry Crews and fans can't help but agree
Performing their version of Macklemore's 'Can't Hold Us' the choir began their song in perfect harmonies.
'America's Got Talent' season 14 returned on Tuesday night for another inspiring episode.
The series is almost done with its audition round and so far we have witnessed a major talented pool of contestants who made it to the next round. And on Tuesday, judges Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel, Gabrielle Union, and Julianne Hough returned to their judging seats and took on a new set of contestants.
With four weeks of audition rounds now safely in the background, we have also witnessed four superb Golden Buzzer acts - one each week. 22-year-old Kodi Lee, a blind, autistic pianist and singer was the first contestant to receive the Golden Buzzer from Union this season. Following Lee, it was Joseph Allen who received a Golden Buzzer from Mandel and last week it was an 11-year-old cancer survivor and violinist Tyler Butler-Figuera, who received the buzzer from Cowell.
All three Golden Buzzers we witnessed were emotional and inspiring. But, this week's Golden Buzzer might have just topped it all. Taking to the AGT stage on Tuesday was the Detroit Youth Choir. Hailing from a city with a rich musical history like Motown, MC5, Eminem, Aretha Franklin, Jeff Mills and many more, the Detroit Youth Choir is a community-based singing group that consists of kids from the inner-city, many of whom hail from difficult backgrounds.
Taking to the stage along with their choir director Anthony White, he revealed that the children all have great grades and are very talented. Before they could start Cowell revealed that this is the first time the series has had a choir audition. And as the first choir to audition, they set a major benchmark for such groups in the future.
Performing their version of Macklemore's 'Can't Hold Us' the choir began their song in perfect harmonies and at the least expected moment they broke out into rap and dance. Their stunning act received a standing ovation from all the judges and audience.
"This was not expected," Cowell remarked. "If you can keep doing this, where every performance is the last thing you would expect a choir to do, you could win this." Before the judges could reveal if the Detroit Youth Choir made it to the next round, host Terry Crews came up on stage and revealed that this choir represented where he came from.
Trying to hold back his tears he said, “Every young man and woman on the stage represents me, and where I came from. I remember, sitting at my window in Flint, Michigan, dreaming. I wanted to make it, I wanted to be here. And they’re here. And they did so well."
Once he was done talking, Crews walked down from the stage and went to the judges seat and hit the Golden Buzzer for the Detroit Youth Choir. The children did not just blow the judges and audience away with their performance, but also inspired everyone.
After watching their performance, and Crews giving them the Golden Buzzer, fans on Twitter were all about showing them the love.
"Loved it #AGT . They actually made this Macklemore song from Seattle Washington their own by singing it acapella and replicating the original instrumentation used by Macklemore for can't hold us it's summer 2013 hit song by him and Ryan Lewis. one of contenders to win," wrote a fan on Twitter.
Adding to that another fan said, "The best performance I have seen this season! So happy for the Golden button! Let’s win it all, Detroit! You deserve it! Love it!"
"Their voice reminds me of the BRILLIANCE of Tiffany’s diamond I hope each of them always finds reason to believe that no beginnings determine anyone’s future. I wish for them a successful life ," said another fan.
Now that Detroit Youth Choir received a Golden Buzzer, the choir moves directly forward to the live shows.
"America's Got Talent' season 14 airs every Tuesday night on NBC. Check your local listings for more information.