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Players Choir was a choir from Season 17 of America's Got Talent. It finished in the Top 5 of its Semifinals week and was nominated for the Wild Card vote, but did not advance.


The Players Choir made their debut in 2008 in Phoenix during the 9th Annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration. Created by Super Bowl Gospel Celebration founder Melanie Few and developed with a core group of Christian NFL players who wanted to share their faith through song, the Players Choir is on a mission: to inspire all with the sound of their "joyful noise," to live in purpose and to find success through pursuing their passion. The choir launched with more than 40 active and former NFL players under the direction of Grammy Award winner Donnie McClurkin. For the last 14 years, the Players Choir has been performing during Super Bowl weekend. The Players Choir came together to audition for "AGT" with their performance of Bill Withers' "Lean On Me."


Players Choir's audition in Episode 1703 consisted of singing Bill Withers' "Lean On Me". All of the judges voted "Yes", sending the group to the next round.


Players Choir were selected to advance to the Semifinals.


Players Choir's Semifinals performance in Episode 1710 consisted of singing Justin Timberlake's "Can't Stop The Feeling" from the movie Trolls. Howie Mandel and Simon Cowell gave them standing ovations. The group received enough votes to enter the Top 5 of the night in Episode 1711 instead of Oleksandr Yenivatov, but did not receive enough votes to enter the Top 3, eliminating them from the competition along with Amoukanama instead of Avery Dixon, Don McMillan and Drake Milligan.

Wild Card[]

In Episode 1719, they were nominated by Simon Cowell for the Instant Save Wild Card vote, but did not receive enough votes to return as the 11th finalist.


  • Players Choir were the only nominated wildcard act to not make the top 3 in their Semi-Final in Season 17.

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