The Ndlovu Youth Choir went to Europe this past weekend to perform a short tour in the Netherlands.
The Ndlovu Youth Choir recently performed in what is said to be their first international show since their time on America’s Got Talent.
The choir from Limpopo came back to South Africa for a short while after the winner for season 14 of America’s Got Talent was eventually announced. The choir then proceeded to showcase a short tour in the Netherlands over the past weekend.
In fact, the short tour called for their first sold-out show in Utrecht. Reflecting on their performance, the choir said that it was “crazy and they absolutely loved every minute of it” on Twitter. They later had a show in Oosterhoek where the first and extra show reportedly also sold-out.
Musical director Ralf Schmitt later said that there were standing ovations at every show on the short tour, reports TimesLive.
“It was a crazy experience. The theatre organisers said that though they had sold out the theatre twice on Sunday, they could have sold it out two more times. There were standing ovations and people just wanted more. It shows that we have a great show and we can’t wait to do it in South Africa.”
He also said that there have been ‘loads of opportunities’ for the group after their stint on America’s Got Talent and they are currently assessing all of them to see which align best with the group. One of these opportunities include a possble record deal from music mogul, Simon Cowell.
On Radio 702, Schmitt revealed that they have in fact landed a deal with Cowell.
“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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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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