Ndlovu Youth Choir AGT U2

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Watch: The Ndlovu Youth Choir lands record deal with Simon Cowell [video]

America’s Got Talent was just the beginning for South Africa’s Ndlovu Youth Choir!

Ndlovu Youth Choir AGT U2

Photo: YouTube / America’s Got Talent

The Ndlovu Youth Choir recently revealed that music mogul, Simon Cowell offered them a record deal after sharing in their journey on America’s Got Talent as one of the judges.

The Ndlovu Youth Choir made it onto the final stage of America’s Got Talent before Kodi Lee from California took the ultimate prize.

Even though they did not win, the choir from Limpopo eventually became a household name in South Africa and consequently the world.

On Twitter, the choir said:

“Our America’s Got Talent journey may have come to an end but this is only the beginning. We are so excited for what lies ahead and we look forward to continuing sharing love, unity and above all hope.”

The Ndlovu Youth Choir lands record deal

On Radio 702, the choir and their conductor, Ralf Schmitt, revealed that they have in fact landed a deal with Cowell.

He said:

“We are very excited that Simon Cowell and his company have exercised their option to sign the choir and together with Sony Music in South Africa are working on exciting projects.

“It is a wonderful compliment to these young people because he wouldn’t do that if he didn’t think there is a future for them and the work they have done.”

Cowell has signed some of the biggest artists on the charts including One Direction, Westlife, Little Mix, Olly Murs and Susan Boyle.

At the moment, it is not clear if the Ndlovu Youth Choir accepted the record deal.

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More about the Ndlovu Youth Choir

The Ndlovu Youth Choir is from a small town in Limpopo and since its inception in 2009, “have profoundly affected the lives of the choristers and demonstrates the potential of any human being to achieve excellence no matter their background, education or place of birth,” reads their official website. “From its humble beginnings as an after-school activity, the choir has evolved into a truly outstanding professional ensemble.”

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