Detroit choir group awarded golden buzzer on 'AGT'

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WILX Members of the Detroit Youth Choir received a standing ovation during Tuesday night's episode of 'America's Got Talent' but that wasn't all they got.

The Detroit Youth Choir is awarded the golden buzzer on 'America's Got Talent' on June 18, 2019. (Source: NBC)

The community-based group led by Choir Director Anthony White performed a unique rendition of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Can't Hold Us" by merging choir notes, rapping, and dance choreography.

The performance brought all four 'AGT' judges to their feet.

"This was your moment," Howie Mandel told the group after the performance.

"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!" said Julianne Hough.

Gabrielle Union agreed. “What we all witnessed here tonight was nothing short of absolute brilliance,” she said.

Simon Cowell told the group, "If you keep doing this, where every performance is the last thing you would expect a choir to do, you could win this."

A choir has never won 'America's Got Talent'.

The group's performance brought host Terry Crews to tears.

"Every man and woman on this stage represents me and where I came from. I remember sitting at my window in Flint, Michigan, dreaming about wanting to make it and wanting to be here – and they are here," Crews said to the audience while on stage with the choir group.

Crews then walked down to the judges' table and spoke directly to White.

"All it takes is one person to believe in a young man or woman for them to reach their dreams, and you are that man, sir!" Crews said as he hit the golden buzzer, sending the group automatically to the live shows.

The moment brought dozens of the performers to tears of joy.

'America's Got Talent' airs on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on WILX.

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