AGT: All-Stars episode 4: Why are fans disappointed over Ndlovu Youth Choir not making it to the finals?

Ndlovu Youth Choir impresses fans on AGT: All-Stars
Ndlovu Youth Choir impresses fans on AGT: All-Stars (Image via @ChoirAfrica/Twitter)

America's Got Talent (AGT) spin-off AGT: All-Stars aired a brand new episode on Monday, January 23, 2023, at 8 pm ET on NBC. The one-hour feature documented 10 former contestants from all over the world across several Got Talent franchises competing against each other to stand a chance of winning the coveted title and a grand cash prize of $1 million.

On this week's episode of AGT: All-Stars, Ndlovu Youth Choir delivered an impressive performance. However, they failed to impress the superfans' and albeit being in the Top 3, didn't make it to the finale. Fans were disappointed with the superfans' vote and felt that the choir was more deserving of going into the finale. One tweeted:

The hit reality competition series features 10 contestants every week. These include former winners, finalists, and participants who have previously displayed memorable performances. They will try to impress judges Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel, and Heidi Klum as well as the live audience and viewers back home. Only time will tell who will make it to the top 11 to compete in the finale.

NdLovu Youth Choir miss out on being in the Top 11 of AGT: All-Stars

Tonight's episode of AGT: All-Stars began with host Terry Crews welcoming the judges and the audience to the competition. Ahead of the auditions, he revealed that judge Heidi Klum had the power to press the golden buzzer for her favorite act of the night. The judge decided to go with her gut feelings and give the opportunity to someone she loved.


Although the buzzer went to magician Aidan McCann, Ndlovu Youth Choir won everyone's hearts. The South African choir, who previously appeared in Season 14 on AGT, returned to AGT: All-Stars to earn the chance to compete for the title for a second time after they failed to reach the Top 5 during their previous stint.

Ahead of their audition this time, the choir reflected on their difficult journey. Before their debut, the contestants faced tough challenges they faced back home, including lack of water and electricity. After their performance on Season 14 of the competition, they were able to support their families and manage the challenges back home.

While the AGT: All-Stars choir group realized the weight they carried as being representatives of South Africa, they were also grateful for the opportunity. As they took to the stage, the judges were seemingly pleased. Simon revealed that they would give the group's reference to other choirs who performed on stage. Howie confessed to them being his favorite out of all the groups in the franchise.

Ndlovu Youth Choir performed their original song We Will Rise, which showed the "resilience of human spirit." The contestant group received thunderous applause from the audience and a standing ovation from all of the judges. Heidi, who witnessed their act for the first time, confessed to loving the performance.

Howie noted that many of the choirs that he witnessed felt like a school assembly, however, the AGT: All-Stars choir felt like a "finished Broadway show." He further stated that their performance was golden-buzzer worthy. Simon applauded the group for performing an original piece.

While the Ndlovu Youth Choir made it to the Top 3 of the night alongside Power Duo and Darius Mabda, they failed to make it to the finals. Power Duo and Aidan McCann made it to the Top 11.

Fans disappointed with the superfans' vote on AGT: All-Stars

Fans expressed their disappointment with the superfans' decision. They wanted Ndlovu Youth Choir to advance to the finale and felt that they were more deserving of the golden buzzer. Check out what they had to say:

Season 1 of AGT: All-Stars has seen an incredible amount of talent so far. As the season progresses, the rest of the contestants have to prove their mettle to earn a spot in the finale. With the stakes this high, viewers will have to stay tuned to find out what's more in store for them this season.

Don't forget to tune in to a brand new episode of AGT: All-Stars next Monday, January 30, 2023, at 8 pm ET on NBC.

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Edited by Varsha Narayanan