Angel City Chorale is Saved on “America’s Got Talent”
By BERNICE FOX
Wednesday night’s “America’s Got Talent” results show on NBC was a nail-biter for fans of the Angel City Chorale.
When host Tyra Banks announced the acts that received enough viewer votes to move to the semi-finals, the Angel City Chorale was not among them.
The chorale – which includes singers from Pacific Palisades (Harry Eden, Norman Helgeson, Kathy Jackson, Marian Niles, Cheryl Robinson and Adam Wolman)– had not gotten enough votes after Tuesday’s performance of “This is Me” from the movie “The Greatest Showman” to definitively send them to the upcoming semi-finals. Two other acts also were on the edge.
So, voting was opened up again for a half-hour during the results show that was airing live to the Eastern and Central time zones. Viewers could vote to save the ACC or one of the other two acts. Of those three, the act receiving the most votes during this 30-minute period would continue to the semi-finals.
Votes could come from any part of the country, even though the show was not yet airing on the West Coast. Those with the “America’s Got Talent” app on their phones were notified of the chance to vote. Emails and Facebook postings among friends and fans traveled quickly, and many of the ACC’s local West Coast fans jumped online to vote.
By the show’s end, Tyra Banks announced that fans of the Angel City Chorale had come through and saved the choir from elimination.
Two more weeks of quarter-finals remain. The semi-finals are expected to start in September.