Diverse choir Angel City Chorale from Los Angeles, CA returned to “America’s Got Talent” during Tuesday’s Semifinals 2 episode and sang Bruce Springsteen‘s “The Rising.” In honor of September 11th, their goal tonight was “building community, one song at a time.” All 70 members of the choir dressed in white and they provided the Dolby Theatre audience with flashlights to shine during their act. Watch the “Americas Got Talent” video above, read the judges’ comments below, and then make your predictions before Wednesday’s results show.
Howie Mandel: “You are so much more than just a choir. You know, you make us feel whatever song you are singing and you can feel that music in your heart. But I love what you add to it. I love the choreography, I love the lights, I love how the room just exploded. And like me, you guys are rebels: we’re wearing white after Labor Day.”
Mel B: “Oh, that was just so beautiful. It really was. From start to end. Your harmonies. I don’t think you could have done much better than what you just did. I thoroughly, thoroughly, thoroughly enjoyed it. Well done, each and every one of you.”
Heidi Klum: “You consistently fill this room with happiness. And we just saw in your package that you have so many fans. So keep bringing the joy.”
Simon Cowell: “It’s interesting what you just said [about 9/11]. I was thinking that during your film that on a day like this that you come out with a message like this. Such a sad day. You did something which was joyous. It’s embracing. It’s optimistic. It’s positive. And every week you do something different. You’re probably one of the best choirs we’ve ever had on this show.”
In his “AGT” live blog, our recapper Denton Davidson had this to say about the performance: “Angel City Chorale is the fifth act tonight. The singers have inspired so many people around the country and it was highlighted in their introduction package. Dressed in white shirts and holding flashlights for special effect, the group performs ‘The Rising’ by Bruce Springsteen. It could be production’s fault, but for such a huge choir, I can barely hear them and certainly don’t understand the lyrics. I love their message of inclusiveness, but this performance is NOT for me.”
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