“Missing People Choir” Tells Judges They Aren’t There To Win, Then Reveals Heartbreaking Mission.
The judges of Britain’s Got Talent have seen some incredible choirs audition in the show’s 11 seasons. From a unique 57-girl Irish choir to a 165-piece Welsh choir, it seems like no choir can shock the judges at this point. But those ensembles– and all the others who have performed on the BGT stage– had one thing in common: their goal is always to win Britain’s Got Talent! But one choir– known as “The Missing People Choir” came on the show with an entirely different objective.
The Missing People Choir is a choir made up of people who are missing a loved one. Specifically, most of the singers in this choir are still searching for a “missing person,” many times a child.
Additionally, some choir members are allies of those with missing family, helping them to spread their message and aiding in their search.
The goal of the Missing People Choir in auditioning was not to win BGT, but to spread their message. To get the faces of their loved ones out there in hopes that they will be recognized and found.
One man tells the judges that his son has been a missing person since 1988. His son– missing since age 15– would be 41 today. But, through the years, his dad has never stopped looking for him. This choir is one way he’s hoping to bring him home.
“We all have to live in hope,” he says. “If there’s no hope, what would we have to live for?”
“Having the support of each other makes us stronger,” explains one singer, a woman whose son went missing at age 18. “Sitting here together makes us stronger, and singing together makes us super strong.”
The choir sang a powerful version of the song “I Miss You.” As they sing, the lyrics become more poignant than ever.
Watch the incredible audition below.
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