America’s Got Talent, also known as AGT, took a break for the 4th of July holiday in the USA but returned with the auditions featuring the 82nd Airborne All-American Chorus. Representing the 19,000 men and women supporting the Airborne Division, the chorus hails from North Carolina. During their performance, they dedicated their rendition of “My Girl” by The Temptations to their fallen soldier, specialist Elijah Crawford, as well as all the soldiers who came before him.
The judges and the audience gave them a standing ovation, indicating a strong positive response. With their powerful message and captivating performance, it’s likely that they received four yeses from the judges – we don’t know yet, as this was an “early release” video added to the AGT YouTube channel. Watch below.
So who are The 82nd Airborne Chorus? They’re an All-American Band and Chorus who play a significant role in Fort Bragg and the local area, contributing to various initiatives such as supporting soldiers and their families, community activities, recruiting efforts, and music education programs. They offer a wide range of musical capabilities, including the Ceremonial Band, Brass Quintet, Woodwind Quintet, Jazz/Rock ensemble, Concert Band, and the All-American Chorus.
The 82nd Airborne Chorus, featured on AGT, impressed viewers with their rendition of “My Girl” by The Temptations. Even their entrance was impressive. Their performance, coupled with a heartfelt dedication to their fallen comrade, showcased their talent and patriotic spirit. The audience, judges, and host Terry Crews were visibly moved by their tribute. Watch more from the chorus below.
The chorus has already become a standout act in Season 18 of AGT, and their early release performance video generated considerable excitement among fans. The video hit 1.9M views just 3 days after upload. While it remains to be seen if they’ll receive a golden buzzer, their compelling performance suggests they’re highly likely to advance to the next round.
The 82nd Airborne Division All American Chorus surprised the judges and audience on America’s Got Talent with their unexpected twist during their audition. Initially displaying military precision, the chorus broke out into an impressive rendition of The Temptations’ “My Girl,” leaving the judges and crowd cheering with enthusiasm. Representing the 19,000 men and women supporting the Airborne Division, the chorus embodies the spirit of the paratroopers and upholds the airborne legacy.
They deliver traditional cadences, Americana, and popular vocal arrangements to tell the Army Story and support soldiers and their families. Their goal on AGT is to win, but their performance also carries a personal dedication to fallen soldier Specialist Elijah Crawford and all the soldiers who have passed before him.
The patriotic message struck a chord with the audience, and the judges expressed their support and admiration for the chorus. The outcome of their AGT journey is yet to be revealed, but their powerful performance has already made them a memorable act.