America’s Got Talent’s’ Ndlovu Youth Choir has been offered a deal by Simon Cowell!
Johannesburg, South Africa – They may have not won America’s Got Talent but the Ndlovu Youth Choir have just won an opportunity to be represented by Simon Cowell!
Speaking to Joanne Joseph on 702, the Ndlovu Your Choir revealed on Thursday that they have landed a deal with the music mogul. The choir members say they are very grateful for the exposure and now everyone will know where they come from.
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The Ndlovu Youth Choir first caught the attention of South Africa when they performed an isiZulu cover of Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” during an interview on Jacaranda’s breakfast show.
Since then, they have been doing some incredible things.
Most recently, they travelled to America to go audition for America’s Got Talent 2019 and breezed through all the rounds while filling South Africa and the world with pride! Their first audition went viral and had many South Africans in tears with their beautiful performance. It had everyone bubbling with pride. If you missed it, you can watch the audition here.
The choir forms part of a more significant project which started in 1994. The Ndlovu Care Group was founded in 1994 by a Dutch doctor names Dr Hugo Templeman, in the rural village of Moutse, Limpopo. The care group provides innovative healthcare, childcare, education and community development. The Ndlovu Youth Choir was created in 2009 and has since, profoundly affected the lives of the young members. The choir demonstrates the potential of any human being when given a chance to achieve excellence no matter their background, education or place of birth. The youth choir has grown from humble beginnings to the incredible ensemble it is today.
The choir from South Africa has garnered international attention for their performances on the show and made South Africa incredibly proud!
And they have a message for the world: “Just because you are born into poverty; doesn’t mean you are poverty.”
They hope to inspire every child to follow their dreams and believe that “the sky is the limit”, and their success throughout the show has become a beacon for every child across the globe.
The choir has taken these young South Africans from the rural streets of Moutse to an international stage to show off their amazing talent, and we cannot wait to see what else they have in store for the world!