The NFL Players Choir will continue playing on the national television stage after two versions of Bill Withers' classic "Lean on Me," as it survived with three "yes" votes from judges Sofia Vergara, Heidi Klum, and Simon Cowell.
The ensemble has been performing for almost a decade and is made up of current and past football players.
The ensemble made its debut during Super Bowl XLII in Phoenix, Arizona in 2008. Choir director Myron Butler told Billboard in 2019 that the sole criteria is to have played in the NFL.
For years, the ensemble has played with outstanding musicians like Hezekiah Walker, Erica Campbell, Melvin Crispell III, and Donnie McClurkin at the annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration
Even though the group is normally substantially larger, only 12 people auditioned for 'AGT.' This includes former Buffalo Bills players Dwayne Wright, Michael Gaines, and Bryan Scott, as well as Buffalo Bills wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie.
Tully Banta-Cain, Prince Amukamara, Cameron Lamark Newton, Jamon Brown, Leonard Weaver, and Stephen Pierce are among the other performers on 'AGT.'
The NFL Players Choir, comprised of guys from several pro teams, delivered the evening's closing performance. They told Terry that even after all of their physical training for football, their childhood fantasies of wanting to sing kept them together.
Simon was interested in the idea that they used to be rivals but are now working together as a result of Patti LaBelle's request for men to take the mike during a joint football event.
Simon requested that they perform the chorus a cappella without the background music to hear their voices on their own, and he recommended that they do it with a fresh standing ovation.