Terry Crews knows what it’s like to struggle and he just gave one act hope in Tuesday night’s America’s Got Talent as auditions continued.
The final act of the night was Detroit Youth Choir, a group from Flint, Michigan. The group ranges in ages 8-18 and were led by director Anthony White. They performed a modern version of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ “Can’t Hold Us,” which saw them rap, dance, and of course, sing.
“It starts with the people,” judge Julianne Hough said. “You guys came together and created something that was traditional, like a choir, and you took it and went so fresh. It was so fun, the choreography — I was up on my feet. I love it!”
But it would be Crews that came out and delivered the biggest praise of all.
“Every young woman and man on this stage represents me and where I came from,” an emotional Crews said.
“I remember sitting at my window in Flint, Michigan, dreaming and wanting to make it, and wanting to be here. And they’re here. They did so well! I have to do this!”
The 50-year-old host hit his Golden Buzzer, sending the group straight into the live shows later this year. As confetti rained down on stage, the children began to cry and thank Crews.
The Detroit Youth Choir joins Simon Cowell’s Golden Buzzer act violist Tyler Butler-Figueroa, Gabrielle Union’s Golden Buzzer act Kodi Lee and Howie Mandel’s Golden Buzzer Joseph Allen in the live shows later this year.
America’s Got Talent airs Tuesday’s at 8/7c on NBC in the US and streams on Netflix in the UK.