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Musicality

Musicality

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Information
Age (at audition) 15-18
Sex Mixed
Act Vocal Group
Seasons 11
Position Reached Semifinalist

Musicality was a vocal group act from Season 11 of America's Got Talent. It was eliminated in the Semifinals.

Background

Musicality is a group that began in 2008 after a group of students from Curie Metropolitan High School (Chicago, Illinois) expressed interest in continuing music after the spring musical had ended. Music educator, Michael Gibson, decided to start a volunteer after-school vocal ensemble. The premiere ensemble for Musicality was very unbalanced with few male singers. Despite these problems, the inexperienced group had a very successful opening season, and their first performance had excellent reviews.

Since then, Musicality has quickly grown into an elite audition-based ensemble. Musicality focuses more on potential instead of mere talent. Dedication and professionalism are two of the most important aspects of a Musicality member. The ensemble prides itself on exploring various musical genres with the addition of theatrical staging.

The program is intense, meeting several times a week after school, and learning music, staging, and choreography at a fast pace with a focus on musical excellence. Musicality has performed at countless events, such as concerts, graduations, cotillions, memorials, benefit concerts, service learning events, fundraising events, banquets, and more.

Highlights include performances at: Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park, Chicago City Hall, Merchandise Mart, The Chicago Public Schools Board of Education, O'Hare International Airport, Midway International Airport, Soldier Field, GLEE Live Promotional Event, Dwyane Wade's Chicago Has Talent at the Chicago Theater, Hilton Chicago, Sheraton Grand, and the Dolby Theater. Musicality has been featured on NBC, Good Day Chicago, Chicago Tonight, and on a 97.9 The Loop radio jingle. Musicality also has an active YouTube channel where they have gained a fanbase for their covers. [1] Musicality received a grant from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in July 2016 and was honored at the Grants Banquet at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills, CA.

Audition

Musicality's audition in Episode 1102 consisted of singing One Direction's "Night Changes" as a group. Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum, and Simon Cowell all voted "Yes," sending the group to the Judge Cuts.

Judge Cuts

Musicality's Judge Cuts performance in Episode 1110 consisted of singing Demi Lovato's "Skyscraper" as a group. Musicality's performance was strong enough for the judges to send it to the Quarterfinals.

Quarterfinals

Musicality's Week 1 Quarterfinals performance in Episode 1111 consisted of singing Ariana Grande's "One Last Time" as a group. Musicality received enough votes to be sent to the Semifinals in Episode 1112 instead of Dorothy Williams.

Semifinals

Musicality's Week 1 Semifinals performance in Episode 1117 consisted of singing Lady Gaga's "Born This Way." Musicality did not receive enough votes to be sent to the Finals in Episode 1118, eliminating the group from the competition along with Lori Mae Hernandez, instead of Grace VanderWaal.

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