Jane Marczewski’s family, also known as Nightbirde, offered the Mzansi Youth Choir their blessing after the choir performed at an America’s Got Talent season 18 audition.
The South African singers wowed the judges with their rendition of NIghtbiirde’s original song, It’s Okay. The American singer, who featured in season 16, died in February 2022 after a fight with breast cancer.
Mzansi Youth Choir received a group gold buzzer and advanced to the competition’s semi-finals in August.
The choir’s successful audition comes just days after South African Musa Motha advanced to the finals of Britain’s Got Talent.
Mzansi Youth Choir, who had the entire room in tears with their audition, received praise from Nightbirde’s brother Mitch Marczewski Jr.
He told People: “It was simply amazing to see…I was deeply moved by their performance. I didn’t think anyone could cover Jane’s song on AGT, but they proved me wrong.”
Mitch also reflected on his sister’s musical reach to fans as far as South Africa. He continued: “It’s humbling to see how far Jane’s story has reached and how many people it has touched.
“In some ways, it isn’t surprising because hope is a universal language that Jane’s story embodied so well, but it’s still surreal to think that a small-town girl’s story could empower so many people across the world.”
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