The Mzanzi Youth Choir did a cover of Nightbirde’s “It’s OK” and the dazzling talent saw the video; she called it “an honour”.
Johannesburg, South Africa (12 October 2021) – Nightbirde first became a household name in June 2021 when she received an emotional golden buzzer at America’s Got Talent. Nightbirde sang her song, “It’s Ok” and it was an instant hit.
Nightbirde, whose name is Jane Marczewski, has been battling cancer. She was given a 2% chance to live, or in a time frame, around six months and decided to live her life to the fullest. The golden buzzer moment meant that Nightbirde would be sent straight to the live shows.
Before the live shows started, she withdrew from the competition, citing her health and needing to focus on her cancer battle. Her announcement was an emotional one that left judge Simon Cowell in tears when she appeared on the show to share her news.
“It’s OK” reached No. 1 on iTunes and No. 2 on YouTube’s trending list. Her performance was one of the most moving moments in the history of a show known for moving moments.
The song has since been covered by South Africa’s Mzanzi Youth Choir. The choir consists of around 50 choristers between the ages of 13 to 24, all from disadvantaged backgrounds but all with outstanding musical ability!
Nightbirde got the opportunity to hear the cover and was moved by the tribute. She took to social media to share the cover with her over 700,000 followers as well as the Good Things Guy article explaining the choir’s journey alongside her own.
“Thank you so much Mzansi Youth Choir in South Africa for the beautiful tribute. I was holding back tears as I listened. How moving, and what an honor!” – Nightbirde
Take a look at the beautiful Mzanzi Youth Choir tribute below.
South Africans added to the message by sending their well wishes and love to Nightbirde. Many were moved that she shared the proudly South African cover and thanked her for highlighting the stunning cover.
“Love from Cape town South Africa x we are all rooting for you, sending strength and prayers” – Kendal Madel
“Nightbirde you are such a blessing to so many people all over the world! Lots of love from South Africa 🇿🇦 Well done #mzanziyouthchoir – such an amazing tribute!” – Magdél Pretorius
“It’s so wonderful that this rendition reaches you. If only you KNEW the impact you, your message and your song has made on individuals and as a world. THANK YOU for your bravery and authenticity ❤️❤️❤️ love from South Africa” – Claudia Lynn Sharbel-Fahry