America’s Got Talent has been pretty spectacular this year. A bold statement, I know, but we’ve seen an incredible array of talent and variety this year. We’ve seen everything from comedians, illusionists, dancers and singers. But there’s one act that’s really caught our attention. They’re the Angel City Chorale.
I know what you’re thinking, ‘it’s just a choir’ but the Angel City Chorale is so much more. Trust me. This 160-member choir took to the stage to audition for America’s Got Talent.
Simon Cowell asked Sue Fink, director of the Los Angeles-based group why a choir has never won the reality TV competition before? Without any hesitation, Sue gives her answer, boldly and confidently:
They weren’t us.
Fink’s aim of the choir is to bring togetherness and diversity into one space where everybody can bond and sing together in harmony. She certainly achieved her goal.
Angel City Chorale then started their performance in quite a bizarre way – they started rubbing their hands together
The audience was a bit confused, especially when the choir started clicking. Where was the singing? Then they started slapping their thighs and stomping.
At that moment, the room realised they were creating an incredible soundscape. With just their hands, the Angel City Chorale managed to recreate the sound of increasing rainfall. Sue Fink even got the audience involved – then they started singing.
The choir burst into a beautiful and spinetingling rendition of Toto by Africa
Honestly, it gave me goosebumps and I’ve watched their audition over and over now and it still does! Toto‘s song is iconic so hearing it like this is pretty special.
The judges were also impressed with their skills. Howie Mandel couldn’t wait to applaud them:
I love the way this began. Talk about taking an audition by storm. You really, literally took it by storm. It was amazing.
Mel B was also impressed: “There’s something very, very impactful when you all sing together. It’s very uplifting. It’s fantastic.” and Heidi Klum couldn’t get enough: “I liked it very much. My favourite part is also when you are interactive with the audience. I really loved it.”
I’m not surprised they enjoyed it, I’ve rewatched this video at least 8 times this morning! I can’t get enough of it. And neither can Simon Cowell:
I just felt there was something magical about hearing you all sing together. When a song works and the vocals work, it just washes all over you and you feel amazing. That’s what great choirs can do and you’ve got a fantastic combined energy. This a great audition. I’m gonna remember this for a long time. I’m thrilled.
Don’t forget to watch the Angel City Chorale perform a spectacular storm of an audition in the video below. Also, at Happiest we love hearing all of your opinions. So please let us know what you thought of the article in the comment section. ?