Watch This Children’s Choir Sing A Moving Cover Of ‘Moana’ on ‘America’s Got Talent’

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We love singing competitions. They allow us to live vicariously through other talented folks while we relegate our own show-stopping performances to either the shower or the car. Add in a powerful children’s choir and the crowd-pleasing music from “Moana,” and we’re in music heaven. So we may have gotten a bit emotional when watching the latest episode of “America’s Got Talent.”

This past week saw a round of judge cuts on the latest episode of “America’s Got Talent,” but not everyone had to say sayonara. Children’s choir Voices of Hope, in particular, wowed the judges and audience alike with an incredible performance of “How Far I’ll Go” from the hit movie “Moana.” Watching then harmonize on this emotional song gave us chills, and we may or may not have cried happy tears at the end.

Check out the full performance here:

After their performance, all of the judges simultaneously rose to their feet for a standing ovation, and “Miss Sarah” Grandpre, the group’s director, rushed onstage, arms outstretched, as the entire choir surrounded her for a huge group hug.

The judges had nothing but praise for the group. “This actually made me really emotional,” said singer and former Spice Girl Mel B. “It really did.”

Simon Cowell, who had urged the group to rehearse more and tighten up their vocals after hearing them perform “This is Me” from “The Greatest Showman” in the audition round, was impressed by the level of improvement. “I think, of all the acts we’ve seen so far from the audition to this round, you are the most improved,” he said. “And what you project and what I felt was an unbelievable energy.”

Guest judge Ken Jeong hit the Golden Buzzer, releasing the confetti to great applause.

Which of course led the group to more hugging:

The Voices of Hope children’s choir is made up of 70 kids ranging in age from 5 to 17. You can obsessively binge-watch more of their performances on their YouTube channel. And if you’re interested and can make the age cut-off, they’re accepting new registrants beginning Sept. 1.

The folks at “America’s Got Talent” put it best:

“LITERALLY, us singing along with @voicesofhopecc right now!” the show tweeted.

Who will you be rooting for the rest of this season?

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