Dream big, dream small, but just make sure that you dream.
Growing up, you are encouraged to dream and think about what you want to be when you grow up. We wonder how many of the choristers at the Ndlovu Youth Choir thought that one day they would be standing on the stage of one of, if not the biggest, talent showcases in the world…
When the choir’s America’s Got Talent journey started earlier this year we were ecstatic and couldn’t wait to watch their audition. Fast forward a couple of months and we are sharing the news that they are through to the final… In their first audition they lit up the stage and blew the judges away. They shared their infectious energy and talent with the world on one of the biggest stages.
The support that they received from around the world was phenomenal and they really do bring smiles to people’s faces. Infectious energy, unity, the courage to dream and a story of South Africans embracing possibilities. These are just a few of the words and phrases that come to mind when we watch the choir perform.
The choir are from a small village called in Moutse village South Africa’s Limpopo province. It’s a remote, rural area, about two hours’ drive from Johannesburg – a fair distance from the the stage at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. The choir is part of the Ndlovu Care Group’s globally acclaimed childcare community programme. The care group’s vision is “Creating healthy, responsible and self-sustaining communities in rural South Africa”.
Emotions were on edge as we tuned in last night to find out whether they had made the final.
You can watch their semi-final here.
To the South African’s and everyone who have supported the choir’s journey thus far, THANK YOU. Mandy Weiner shared a tweet this morning encouraging us get behind the choir and we can’t wait to share with you what the CN&CO team have planned.
We should get behind this @AGT final likes it’s the final of a World Cup. Supporters jerseys, viewing parties, football Fridays, the whole story. These kids deserve their nation’s support. https://t.co/fkYLAtikEh— Mandy Wiener (@MandyWiener) September 5, 2019
To the choristers and the team behind them. CONGRATULATIONS and THANK YOU. You are inspiring the nation of South Africa and bringing joy to the world.