Mzansi Youth Choir receive Golden Buzzer on 'America’s Got Talent'

Mzansi Youth Choir receive Golden Buzzer on 'America’s Got Talent'

Mzansi Youth Choir showed off their incredible sound on Breakfast with Martin Bester after getting the Golden Buzzer on 'America’s Got Talent'!

Mzansi Youth Choir AGT
Supplied/ AGT

Mzansi Youth Choir from Soweto, Johannesburg in Gauteng, South Africa, took America by storm when they delivered an extraordinary performance during the 18th season of 'America’s Got Talent' in Pasadena, California, United States. 

Watch their incredible performance on Breakfast with Martin Bester HERE.

They were showered with a Group Golden Buzzer, which included an audience Golden Buzzer, resulting in an astonishing six Golden Buzzers at the same time! It was Golden Buzzer chaos! This takes them straight into the semi-finals in August 2023.

They sang 'It’s OK' by Jane Marczewski (better known by her stage name, Nightbirde), who received a Golden Buzzer during the 16th season but was unable to progress to the next round of 'America’s Got Talent' due to cancer. On 19 February 2022, she sadly passed away.

WATCH: SA cancer survivor gets Golden Buzzer on 'Britain’s Got Talent'

The choristers were inspired by the admirable way in which Jane approached her challenges in life and felt it would be appropriate to continue her legacy, singing their interpretation of her original song. 

The founding principle of the Mzansi Youth Choir 20 years ago was “to provide opportunities for talented, underprivileged teenagers to proficiently perform locally and abroad”.  

Over the past 20 years, they have consistently sustained, honoured, and increased on this founding principle. 

Mzansi Youth Choir has become known for its extraordinary choral and vocal standards from extremely talented teenagers, their pinpoint choreography to complement and support the different genres of music, and a beautiful wardrobe to complete a professional show choir performance package.

WATCH: Gauteng residents horrified over giant rats spotted in Alex

The choir’s repertoire stretches wide and covers material from a variety of styles, including traditional, amapiano, hip-hop, gospel, jazz, pop music, and iconic hits - executed with that distinctive Mzansi “touch”, recognisable sound, and complex choreography sets.  

Each performance of up to 80 minutes is created as a bespoke experience for the client. If a new song is specially requested by a client, such as a song in Mandarin for a Chinese audience, the choir can deliver a polished performance in as little as a week.


Tune in to the 'Breakfast with Martin Bester', weekdays from 06:00 - 09:00. Stream the show live here or download our mobile app here.


Show's Stories