“I’m just drifting back down from heaven after that performance,” raved Simon Cowell after watching Voices Of Hope children’s choir in the season finale of “America’s Got Talent: The Champions.” Clad all in white, these Season 13 semifinalists sang “All We Got” on Monday night alongside Tokio Myers, winner of “Britain’s Got Talent” Season 11. Simon continued, “I have to tell you, two of my favorite contestants together both of you — amazing!” Watch the performance video above.
Last season this 70-member choir earned the Golden Buzzer from guest judge Ken Jeong during the judge cuts round. These talented tykes sailed through to the live shows, but were then shockingly eliminated before the finals despite Simon’s heartfelt pleas. Since Simon loved them so much, it only makes sense that they’d be invited back to perform again on the “AGT” stage in the finale of spinoff series “The Champions.”
As for their elimination, Voices of Hope were part of Dunkin’ Save in the semifinals along with stand-up comedian Samuel J. Comroe and acrobats Duo Transcend. After Samuel won the Dunkin’ Save, the four “AGT” judges had to decide which of the remaining two acts would advance. Simon and Heidi Klum chose Voices of Hope, while Mel B and Howie Mandel picked Duo Transcend, so the vote was deadlocked. That’s when then-host Tyra Banks revealed that the acrobats had received more votes from overnight viewers, sending home the children’s choir.
Voices of Hope and Tokio Myers were just two of the former “Got Talent” acts to grace the stage during the two-hour finale. Some of the other returning performers included singers Jackie Evancho, Brian Justin Crum and Cristina Ramos, extreme knife throwers Deadly Games, mind-readers The Clairvoyants, comedian Preacher Lawson, singing ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer and card magician Shin Lim, who won the show.
If “America’s Got Talent: The Champions” ever comes back for a second season, we’re thinking Voices of Hope might be one of the acts that’s asked back to compete for the title. After all, it’s not every day that grouchy judge Simon Cowell calls an act heavenly. Which performance in the season finale was YOUR favorite? Sound off down in the comments section.