Youth choir with FPS students makes ‘America’s Got Talent’ final

Two local students will perform with the Detroit Youth Choir in the final round of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” competition, broadcast September 18 and 19.

Farmington High senior Victoria Cooksey and 2019 graduate Breanna Carter sing with the choir, which provides metro Detroit youth ages 8-18 with music education and performing arts experience. Watch their semi-final performance of “High Hopes”:

Following Tuesday’s show, viewers were invited to vote for their favorites. The choir earned one of five available finalist spots; five other semi finalists were chosen last week.

The winner of next week’s final will win $1 million and a chance to headline a Las Vegas stage show.

In addition to their “America’s Got Talent” appearances, the Parade Company announced this week that Detroit Youth Choir will opening the 93rd America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.