The Ndlovu Youth Choir from Limpopo has become the first African outfit to advance to the finals of the talent show competition America’s Got Talent (AGT), and South Africa is beaming with pride.
The Choir hails from a small town in Limpopo and since its inception in 2009, “have profoundly affected the lives of the choristers and demonstrates the potential of any human being to achieve excellence no matter their background, education or place of birth,” reads their official website.
A powerful rendition of Toto’s ‘Africa’ propelled the group to the final.
From its humble beginnings as an after-school activity, the choir has evolved into a truly outstanding professional ensemble.
For their AGT quarter-final appearance, the Ndlovu Youth Choir had the audience in raptures with a U2 ‘Beautiful Day‘ cover.
For the struggling community of Moutse, a dusty village about 200 kilometres from Polokwane, hope and inspiration has come in the form of Ndlovu Youth Choir.
The choristers has captured the imagination of South Africans and the world through their awe-inspiring and mesmerising performances on the world’s biggest talent platform.
Nokthula Maphanga was full of praise for the choir which was formed 10 years ago through the Ndlovu Care Group Centre, as a healing programme for the impoverished community.
She’s the guardian for 17-year-old Nonhlanhla Somo, who’s also competing in Los Angeles.
“There’s hope even when there’s nothing. There are children who want to change things and they don’t want to be teenage moms,” EWN reported.
The group was founded by Dr Hugo Templeman in 2009.