The Mzansi Youth Choir’s rendition of “I’m Ok,” an original song by the late singer Nightbirde, deeply moved Simon during their performance on AGT, leaving him in tears.
America’s Got Talent has become renowned for its ability to showcase exceptional talents across various disciplines, captivating millions of viewers with its diverse array of dancers, singers, acrobats, and more.
Throughout the show’s history, countless acts have graced the stage, ranging from awe-inspiring and heartwarming performances to those that fell short. But it remains uncertain whether any previous moment has stirred such strong emotions in Simon as this one did.
The Mzansi Youth Choir’s heartfelt interpretation of “It’s Ok,” composed by the late Nightbirde, touched the core of the former American Idol judge, prompting tears to stream down his face.
The Mzansi Youth Choir’s captivating showcase not only moved Simon but also marked a significant milestone. For the first time ever, the audience awarded the choir the coveted Golden Buzzer, an exceptional honor.
Following the performance, the audience erupted with thunderous applause, rising from their seats in a standing ovation. As the judges shared their feedback, the audience’s enthusiasm grew, culminating in a chant for the Golden Buzzer.
In a powerful and unifying moment, Simon, Heidi Klum, and their fellow judges jointly pressed the Golden Buzzer, a unanimous decision that filled the stage with cascading confetti, landing gently on the members of the Mzansi Youth Choir. Overwhelmed by the moment’s significance, some choir members were overcome with emotion, their tears blending with the falling confetti.
This breathtaking, soul-stirring performance showcased the immense talent of the Mzansi Youth Choir, and their Golden Buzzer recognition was both well-deserved and unforgettable.
Judge and actress Sofía Vergara perfectly described the performance as “the perfect AGT audition” in the accompanying clip, further emphasizing the profound impact of the choir’s remarkable display.
Watch the cover and the original performances below, but take a tissue before!