18 C
Tuesday, December 10, 2019

South African choir makes it to America’s Got Talent final

South Africans are celebrating the success of the Ndlovu Youth Choir, which has made it through to the final of America’s Got Talent.

On Wednesday night, the singers, known for their energetic dancing, performed a rendition of Whitney Houston’s Higher Love.

They wowed the audience and talent show judges and will be performing in the final with four other acts.

Judge Simon Cowell, well known for making blunt and controversial comments about contestants, said they really deserved a spot in the final.

Afterwards the choir tweeted: “Our hope is that our performance inspired you to a ‘Higher Love’. We are one world.”

This resonated with some South Africans on social media after a week which has seen violence targeting foreigners and protests over the rape and killing of a student.

“South Africa this is who we are, not the narrative we’ve been watching unfold on the streets,” one person tweeted.

Another tweeter said it was good news for everyone in South Africa: “We are proud and we have something to celebrate.”

The Ndlovu Choir is from a small town in Limpopo and was formed 2009.

The singers came into fame earlier in this year with their cover of Ed Sheeran’s song Shape of You.

They have performed two other songs during America’s Got Talent: My African Dream and Waka Waka, Shakira’s official song for the 2010 World Cup, which was held in South Africa.

The final will be broadcast later this month.

Leave a Reply

Leave a Reply

Leave a Reply

Latest News

Qatar Airways to take 60% stake in new Rwandan international airport

Qatar Airways has agreed to take a 60% stake in a new $1.3 billion international airport in Rwanda, the state-run Rwanda Development Board said...

Scores killed as torrential rains barter Uganda

At least 26 people have been killed in floods unleashed by heavy rains in different parts of Uganda, the Red Cross said on Monday...

Rwanda’s Kagame calls on Africa to work together to achieve progress

President Paul Kagame on Sunday told participants gathered at the inaugural 'Kusi Ideas Festival' that it was important for Africa to work together as...

Nairobi governor arraigned, pleads not guilty to graft charges

Nairobi’s governor, Mike Mbuvi Sonko pleaded not guilty to corruption and other economic crimes involving millions of dollars in a Kenyan court on Monday.The...

Fall out of Cardi B’s Ghana visit fiasco

Ghana celebrities were enraged after Cardi B to choose to hang out by the pool side to enjoy a local delicacy Khebab, while they...

Sudan to pay Kenyan and Tanzanian victims of 1998 terror attacks

Sudan has promised to pay money to families of victims of the 1998 US embassies bombings in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam, the Wall...

Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi crowned Miss Universe 2019

Miss South Africa, Zozibini Tunzi has been crowned Miss Universe 2019, at a colorful event at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, making...

Two survivors found 2 days after Kenyan building collapse

Miracle in Kenya as rescuers digging through the rubble of a collapsed six-story building in Nairobi, found 2 survivors on Sunday, two days after...

Four dies at South African gold mine after rock collapse

Four mine workers were killed and one was seriously injured after a rock fall at a South African gold mine on Friday trapped five...

Nigerian born British boxer Anthony Joshua regains his world titles from Ruiz Jr

Nigerian born British heavy weight boxer, Anthony Joshua defeats the Mexican Andy Ruiz to reclaim his unified Heavyweight title on Saturday Saudi Arabia.The 30-year-old...

More Articles Like This

- Advertisement -
%d bloggers like this: