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Children's Choir Earns Golden Buzzer With Stirring 'Moana' Cover On 'America's Got Talent'

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It was a round of judge cuts on America's Got Talent this week, but children's choir Voices of Hope is safe until the live shows thanks to their emotional performance of "How Far I'll Go" from Moana. It impressed guest judge Ken Jeong so much, he hit the Golden Buzzer.

Voices of Hope is made up of 70 kids ranging in age from 5 to 17. According to USA Today, the group is led by director Sarah Grandpre, who faced rejection in her own musical career before starting the group. "My calling found me in the form of this children's choir," she said.


Grandpre led the children in a powerful rendition of the Disney song, featuring solo performances from several girls in the group. Judge Simon Cowell declared the choir "most improved" since their audition performance of "This Is Me" from The Greatest Showman, while Mel B said the latest number made her "really emotional."

But it was Ken Jeong who gave them the most glowing review of all. "Well, from all of us to all of you," he said, before hitting the Golden Buzzer. He then joined the group on stage to give the kids hugs as they celebrated. We can't wait to see what else they have in store this season.

Watch the choir's performance in the video below:


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