Even though the Detroit Youth Choir didn’t win $1M on America’s Got Talent, they came home to some good news!
According to the Detroit Free Press, Detroit-based foundations and local business leaders announced a $1 million endowment for the choir Friday at the group’s Detroit homecoming.
Hundreds of people cheered and looked on from a packed Campus Martius, with many people wearing purple, the choir’s signature color. The homecoming was a partnership between WDIV-TV, the NBC affiliate that broadcast “AGT,” the city of Detroit and the Downtown Detroit Partnership.
“I was watching you guys and you and Kodi Lee are on that stage, and my heart’s in my throat,” said Mayor Mike Duggan before making the big announcement. “When they announced it was Kodi Lee, I was a little disappointed for a second, but I was like, ‘He deserves a million dollars; he was great.’ The only thing I thought was unfair was there should’ve been two first prizes.”