Spirit Of Detroit Dons Detroit Youth Choir Uniform Ahead Of 'AGT' Finals [VIDEO]


DETROIT (WWJ) -- You can add at least one more to the growing fan club of the Detroit Youth Choir.

With the DYC set to perform in Tuesday night's final round of "America's Got Talent," the Spirit of Detroit statue in downtown Detroit is sporting the choir's signature purple sweater vest and bow tie emblazoned with the choir's crest. The uniform was unveiled at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday.

The group of more than 50 local kids, ages 8-18, have captured the hearts of not only Detroiters, but many Americans, during their journey to the finale of the NBC nationwide talent show. The choir first started turning heads in June with their rendition of "Ceiling Can't Hold Us" by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis in the audition round, when they received the "Golden Buzzer" from Flint native Terry Crews. The video has more than 10 million views on YouTube.

The choir, led by director Anthony White, has since turned in a pair of inspiring performances in the quarterfinals and semifinals, gaining a large following of fans. 

"The Detroit Youth Choir represents the very best of Detroit.  They really have become America's Choir because people across the country are moved by their incredible talent, creativity and inspiring messages," Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan said in a statement. "The entire city of Detroit is rooting for them as they head into the finals tonight."

The Spirit, located outside the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center along Woodward Avenue between Larned and Jefferson, has shown support for many Detroit sports teams over the years, donning oversized jerseys to celebrate championships.

City officials say TCF Bank is sponsoring the effort to support the choir, while the Detroit-based Prop Art Studio created the Spirit’s latest wardrobe.

The final round of performances on AGT's 14th season will air on NBC at 8 p.m. Tuesday and voting will be open throughout the night into Wednesday morning. The final results will be revealed on Wednesday night's finale.