Nothing makes me smile more than when one of our own gets to shine on National TV. Clay Aiken? Scotty McCreery? They are just a couple of examples of North Carolina talent getting a moment to shine in front of the country. On Tuesday night’s edition of “America’s Got Talent,” it wasn’t just one, but an entire choir from The Tar Heel State that captured the stage. Charlotte’s own SAINTED Trap Choir dazzled the audience and the AGT judges.
According to WCNC, Sainted aims to dive “into the unique journey of Southern church kids” by bringing music, culture, fashion and art together, according to their website. The trap choir started in 2020 and features over 25 members.
Okay, so first the good news. The choir was AWESOME (see their performance below). The SAINTED Trap Choir performed a medley of songs on the America’s Got Talent finals stage and received amazing praise (including a standing ovation) from the show’s judges. Additionally, Judge Heidi Klum remarked that each of the choir’s members brought “excellence to the stage.” Judge Sofía Vergara chimed in saying, the group “lifted the room up.”
Now the bad news. Following Tuesday night’s performance, the SAINTED Trap Choir’s fate moving forward on America’s Got Talent was put in the hands of fan votes. And unfortunately, the group came up a little short. Charlotte’s SAINTED Trap Choir’s time on America’s Got Talent has come to an end. However, you can’t take the thrill of the journey from them. And you can’t take our pride in their efforts from us.