Vy Higginsen’s award-winning Sing Harlem choir will perform on season 17 of “America’s Got Talent” on July 19. The musical group will be judged by veteran comedian Howie Mandel, show creator Simon Cowell, international fashion icon Heidi Klum and award-winning actress and global celebrity Sofia Vergara on set of the variety show. most successful in the world.
Terry Crews is also back as the show’s host. Besides the choir, there will be performances by several other artists, including a family country trio named “Next Women of Country” by CMT, and an independent singer who starred in the Broadway musical “Once.”
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Who is Sing Harlem?
Sing Harlem was founded to serve as the choir for the Mama Foundation for the Arts’ School of Gospel, Jazz and R&B Arts. The choir has evolved into a much-loved and prominent force in the New York gospel industry, producing not only exceptional singers, but also leading global citizens under the leadership of Ahmaya Knoelle Higginson.
The Foundation, created by the writer/producer of “Mama, I Want to Sing”, is recognized as a highly respected and powerful source of education and personal development for young people, as highlighted in the Emmy Award-winning show of CBS 60 Minutes. “Mom, I Want to Sing” tells the story of a gifted young girl who, despite her mother’s strong objections, dreams of leaving her church choir to pursue a career in popular music.
Creator Vy Higginsen based her musical on the biography of her sister Doris Troy, whose 1963 single “Just One Look” shot her to international stardom, as a tribute to the many African-American musicians from choirs in church that became famous in the 1950s. , 1960s and 1970s.
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Sing Harlem has performed at several prestigious venues, programs and concerts across the United States, including Afropunk Brooklyn, Ravinia Festival Chicago, US Open, Lincoln Center, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Fashion Week (TOMMYxZENDAYA), the Stellar Awards, and the Congressional Black Caucus.
‘The Grammy Awards’, ‘VH1 Trailblazer Honors’, ‘Good Morning America’, ‘The View’, ‘Saturday Night Live’, ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ and ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ are among the appearances on the television. As You Like It (Public Theatre, Public Works), The Mile Long Opera (David Lang, Liz Diller) and The Let Go Nick Cave) are among the theater productions. Sing Harlem continues to support a range of musical artists, including Madonna, Chance the Rapper, Lykke Li, Alessia Cara, Pharrell Williams, Arianna Grande, Sting and SZA, in addition to headlining.
To follow Sing Harlem’s “AGT” journey, you can catch the show on NBC.com or watch it live on Tuesday, July 19 at 8 p.m. EST.