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Detroit Youth Choir brings down the house with appearance on 'The Kelly Clarkson Show' Tuesday

DYC on The Kelly Clarkson Show
Posted at 12:45 PM, Oct 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-08 12:41:07-04

They captivated primetime TV with their epic run and 2nd place snag on “America’s Got Talent,” now theDetroit Youth Choir is taking on daytime talk.

The nearly 50-person choir will perform on “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” airing Tuesday at 3 p.m. on WXYZ-TV ABC (Channel 7).

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THE KELLY CLARKSON SHOW -- "3030" -- Pictured: (l-r) Anthony White, Detroit Youth Choir Members, Kelly Clarkson (Photo by: Adam Christensen /NBCUniversal)

“The Kelly Clarkson Show” launched in September and is nationally syndicated. Clarkson is a 3-time Grammy winner and got her start when she won the first season of “American Idol” in 2002.

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THE KELLY CLARKSON SHOW -- "3030" -- Pictured: (l-r) Beth Behrs, Jeff Dunham, Anthony White, Detroit Youth Choir Members, Kelly Clarkson (Photo by: Adam Christensen /NBCUniversal)

She invited Detroit Youth Choir Director Anthony White and several choir members to appear on the show, filmed in Los Angeles, for an in-studio segment and then “The Kelly Clarkson Show” had the DYC perform live from Greater Grace Temple via a remote satellite.

DYC on The Kelly Clarkson Show
THE KELLY CLARKSON SHOW -- "3030" -- Pictured: (l-r) Anthony White, Detroit Youth Choir Members, Kelly Clarkson (Photo by: Adam Christensen /NBCUniversal)

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan also spoke with Clarkson about giving the choir a key to the city. Since Duggan became mayor in 2014, he’s given a key to Big Sean, Berry Gordy, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, the Jackson 5 and Lily Tomlin.

Although the DYC didn’t win the first-place prize of $1 million on AGT, several Detroit-based foundations and local businesses leaders secured a $1 million endowment for the choir anyway.

They were awarded the money during a special homecoming celebration at Campus Martius after they returned home from AGT.