America's Got Talent runners up Detroit Youth Choir invited to perform during auditions The Detroit News


Novi — Metro Detroiters hoping for their big break in show business got their chance Tuesday to audition for a spot on the NBC program "America's Got Talent" at the Suburban Collection Showplace.

The open audition was the eighth of nine such sessions being held around the country to find performers for the show's upcoming 15th season. 

Among those trying out was Sarah Wilke, a singer whose stage name is Sarah Lynn.

"I went to 'American Idol' but didn't get past the first round," she said. "Even just making it past the first round I think is enough for me. Just a validation that this is what is meant to be, where I'm meant to be."

Over the summer, the Detroit Youth Choir, a group of Metro Detroit singers ranging in ages 8 to 18, finished second on the talent show. 

 The program is broadcast at 8 p.m. Mondays in Detroit on WDIV-TV (Ch. 4).

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