Watch Terry Crews’ Emotional Reaction to Detroit Youth Choir & Golden Buzzer Moment
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America’s Got Talent host Terry Crews had an emotional reaction when the Detroit Youth Choir performed a song on the latest episode of the talent competition show. Terry Crews, a Michigan native, was so moved that it prompted him to hit the golden buzzer, automatically sending the group through to the live shows.
Crews, who also plays Lieutenant Terry Jeffords on NBC’s Brooklyn NineNine, isn’t afraid to show his emotions. He was one of the first men to come out with his own #MeToo story, standing in solidarity with women speaking out against sexual assault, and gave a powerful and moving speech to the Senate Judiciary Committee last June about the incident. He’s also talked about how sensitive he is, expressing his love of cuddling on The Late Late Show with James Corden. And in a recent viral clip, Crews let out his softer side once again.
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On America’s Got Talent, Crews broke down after the Detroit Youth Choir performed their own rendition of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “Can’t Hold Us.”Before the group might’ve likely gotten a resounding yes from the judging panel – consisting of Gabrielle Union, Howie Mandel, Julianne Hough, and Simon Cowell – the actor, who’s originally from Flint, Michigan, took the time to say a few heartfelt words. He told the audience, “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.” That’s when he began walking over to the golden buzzer, which would send the choir through to the live shows regardless of what the judges would’ve voted. Crews told everyone he “had to do this.”
However, before he hit the buzzer, Crews thanked White, saying “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!” That’s when he hit the golden buzzer and sent confetti flying through the room as the students started jumping up and down on stage, hugging one another and crying. But Crews and the kids weren’t the only ones getting emotional. There was hardly a dry eye in the house as panelists were seen wiping their eyes and some audience members began to sob.
Prior to their performance, viewers got to hear the backgrounds of the children in the choir, which was the very first choir to ever perform on the show. White explained, “Some of them have bad home situations or they can be in the streets. There’s violence. We give them something positive to come and be a part of.” One of the choir members added that White helped them process their problems through music and dance.
While the Detroit Youth Choir might have been the first to perform on America’s Got Talent, judging by their success, audiences knew it wouldn’t be the last. In fact, not long after the group appeared on the show, the panelists were wowed by another choir, this time from South Africa. It now looks like the group of students from Detroit have started a trend. But viewers will have to wait until the live shows to see if the youth choir will be the ones to take home the $1 million grand prize.
America’s Got Talent airs Tuesdays at 8pm on NBC.