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Published: Thursday, Aug. 21 2014 11:30 a.m. MDT

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Anonymous User
ARLINGTON, VA

Although I think Miss Walker has a beautiful voice, I do have to admit that the programming / solo choices that have been used on AGT so far makes this choir feel like the choir is just a backup choir for Lexi Walker. My impression from some of their other videos and performances is that this choir has a lot more to give than to merely be a venue for one talented singer in the bunch. The choir is full of talented young people and I wish they would showcase more of the choir as a whole, rather than using the choir to serve as a vehicle to further the career of one lucky girl. Choose more pieces without soloists or mix up the soloists to give some variety.

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

@Anonymous User

"The choir is full of talented young people and I wish they would showcase more of the choir as a whole."

And how popular is straight choir music with the masses? Answer: Not at all. In order to have a popular song/record, you need a featured artist and backup singers. NBC isn't a charity. They're not out to showcase a feel-good story. They're out to find a potential hit that will make money. And in today's world of musical consumption - like it or not - that means a soloist with backup, not a choir.

wer
South Jordan, UT

howard stern's opinion on national tv. No matter what it is, his presence just illustrates the depths to which television "entertainment" has fallen.

Anonymous User
ARLINGTON, VA

@BraveSirRobin

I don't disagree that the product delivered is what people want, and I don't think quality should be compromised. The benefit of having a 100 person group is that it allows a mixture of voices and sounds to create something beyond individual performers, and I don't think that the choir lives up to its potential when it just functions as a backup choir. Lexi could do just as fine with 8-10 backup singers - and, as you say, that's what today's world of musical consumption demands.

I'm also saying that the approach at using a featured soloist to carry the choir seems to depart from the "One Voice" aspect of the children's choir, and I think that the choir could have carried itself without having to lean on the prowess of the soloist so much. Rather, the approach being taken in competition is that it's One Voice, backed by an incredible Children's Choir. If that's the approach they need to take to make a hit - which is completely fine - they should sell it as "Lexi Walker and the One Voice Children's Choir," as it's just becoming her backup choir.

stuff
Provo, UT

Lexi was beautiful but I wish the song choice was one that showcased the entire choir.

Uncle Rico
Sandy, UT

@ anonymous user

Lexi is not a "Lucky Girl" she is an incredible talent and I assure you she doesn't need the choir to make it.

Anonymous User
ARLINGTON, VA

@ Uncle Rico

I'm not saying Lexi isn't incredibly talented. I'm just saying that she's lucky that she has been discovered at her young age and that she's been given the opportunities she has been given to prove herself. I'm not saying the attention isn't deserved, but I also think there are other talented musicians, artists, dancers and other performers who don't get a chance not because they aren't talented, but because they aren't discovered. The whole point of America's Got Talent is to help the world discover entertainers who haven't been given their chance to prove themselves yet. An opportunity to appear on the program is a lucky break, no matter how talented the performer is. And to get the entire One Voice Childrens Choir to be willing to serve as Lexi's backup choir seems like a pretty lucky opportunity for a young girl in my opinion.

Not every great video goes viral; not every great musician gets discovered on a national scale at a young age.

USAlover
Salt Lake City, UT

Anonymous User

Which relative of yours is in the choir? Cause everybody knows that if Lexi had gone on that show as a solo performer, she'd probably have won the whole thing. There are maybe a half a dozen 11 year olds in this COUNTRY who can sing like Lexi Walker.

Anonymous User
ARLINGTON, VA

USAlover

I don't disagree with you. She's a fantastic singer and I think she did a great job. And I think she could have done really well as a solo act as well. She, and the choir, should absolutely be commended for a job well done. I'm not from Utah and I don't have any horse in this race, and I frankly don't know if any of the other children would have the chops to solo with the choir. This comment should not be construed at all as a criticism of Lexi Walker or her performance, as she did a fantastic job.

I think this choir has a lot of potential; I just wish I could have heard the CHOIR do more as a CHOIR and not as background to an INDIVIDUAL (no matter how talented that individual may be). I would hope to see a more synergistic result - where, when working together as a group of 100 individuals, they create something bigger than any of them could do individually. And I'm not convinced that the approach taken really showcased the CHOIR for what it is supposed to be - the "One Voice" Children's Choir.

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