Detroit Youth Choir Finishes 2nd in Americas Got Talent Final

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Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles, CA — September 18, 2019
The Detroit Youth Choir’s remarkable run through the competition on Americas Got Talent ended one spot short of the million-dollar grand prize. The choir opted to perform a reprise of their original audition singing “Can’t Hold Us” by Macklemore, albeit with more choreography. Whether or not that cost them votes in the final competition is debatable. The judges and studio audience loved the performance, responding with a standing ovation and shouts of DYC, DYC.

The choir lost out to Kodi Lee, the young man was born blind and with autism. Despite his disabilities, Lee accompanied himself on the piano, playing and singing flawlessly. His performance of Freya Ridings’ “Lost Without You” earned him the title, a headline show in Las Vegas and the grand prize.

Americas Got Talent continues to be a highly popular summer replacement during televisions traditional offseason. The Detroit Youth Choir did not win the top prize but their exposure to a national television audience surely will pay dividends to the groups future.