Even after all of the thousands of auditions that have been watched over the years, there are still a lot of fantastic acts who are yearning for recognition, as was seen on Tuesday, when the 18th season of America’s Got Talent got underway for the first time.
The show’s veteran cast members, including judges Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel, Sofia Vergara, and Heidi Klum, as well as host Terry Crews, returned to the Pasadena Civic Auditorium as an entirely new group of contestants took the stage to demonstrate their abilities.
Nevertheless, there were a handful that stood out more than the others, and it was one of them that prompted the judges to give down the first of the season’s highly desired Golden Buzzers.
The Mzansi Youth Choir is a group of incredible singers from South Africa. They just released a beautiful rendition of a song called “It’s OK,” which was written by a former American Idol candidate named Nightbirde. Sadly, Nightbirde passed away soon after having to withdraw out of the season due to her fight against cancer.
The performance was both magnificent and inspiring, and it struck very close to heart for the judges, all of whom had developed a relationship to Nightbirde before to her untimely loss.
Simon was overcome with emotion, and he struggled to find the words to express his gratitude and admiration for the choir before breaking down in tears.
“I am aware of how much significance this would have had for her. “Right up until the very end, she was so passionate about sharing her music,” Simon said through his tears. “And this has spread over the whole planet. And you’ve returned here with the most incredible memorial of all time. To tell you the truth, it was just amazing.
The judges of “Golden Buzzer” joined together to give the choir the desired honor, which immediately advanced them to the live concerts. This decision was supported by the audience’s shouts throughout the competition.
The eighteenth season of America’s Got Talent demonstrated to everyone, once again, just why this program has been running for as long as it has.
Take a look at some of the other incredible performances that took place last night: