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South Africans are Rooting for the Ndlovu Youth Choir to Win America's Got Talent

The countdown to announcing the winner of the show has officially begun.

Last night, South Africa's Ndlovu Youth Choir gave yet another phenomenal and goosebump-inducing performance at the Dolby Theater for America's Got Talent (AGT). The group, which hails from Limpopo province, performed their own rendition of Toto's 1982 hit song "Africa" and received a standing ovation from all four judges during the last night of the season finale. Voting is currently underway and the winner of AGT will be announced early tomorrow morning.


After their first audition which saw them performing Vicky Sampson's 1995 hit "African Dream", the Ndlovu Youth Choir has consistently given one stellar performance after the other. Under the leadership of their choirmaster, Ralf Schmitt, the group of young singers has wowed the American audience with their insane talent and heartfelt message of being proud ambassadors for a united Africa. Following their moving finale performance, the choir tweeted, "Tonight we were proud young ambassadors of a united Africa. Africa has the world's youngest population, and our hope is that our performance reflected the talent, opportunity and potential of millions of young people. One nation, one continent."

Amid the unrest South Africa has been experiencing in the past week with xenophobic violence towards African nationals and gender-based violence affecting women, the choir's success and hopeful message have provided a glimmer of hope for a country currently going through some dark days.

Whether or not the Ndlovu Youth Choir emerges as the winner of this year's AGT, South Africans are nonetheless tremendously proud of their world-class performances and spirited attitude. We're certainly holding thumbs for them.

Watch their performance of "Africa" below:

Ndlovu Youth Choir Puts South African Spin On "Africa" by Toto - America's Got Talent 2019 www.youtube.com

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The 10 Best HHP Songs Ranked

On the second anniversary of HHP's passing, we rank 10 of the South African hip-hop legend's best songs.

Jabulani Tsambo, popularly known by his alias HHP, was a pivotal part of South African hip-hop. Renowned for trailblazing the motswako sub-genre in the early 2000s, the rapper sadly passed away on October 24th, 2018 after a long and much publicised bout with depression.

During his active years, which span two decades (from 1997 to 2018), he was instrumental in breaking barriers and bridging the gap between kwaito and hip-hop in SA, from the late 90s to early 2000s.

He became a household name in the 2000s as he spearheaded the motswako movement, propelling it to the mainstream and solidifying his legendary status in the process.

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