Sometimes it's the simplest things that have the biggest impact.
Australia's Got Talent showcases a variety of skillsets, from flame throwing, swallowing swords and extreme performances that wow and shock the audience. But when the Goggleboxers watched a 350 strong womens choir, built on the message of support for women and children escaping domestic violence, the series proved that sometimes the biggest message is from the simplest act.
Welcome to the stage
Backstage, host and singer, Ricki Lee meets a few members of the choir, in matching black outfits with a colourful statement flower pinned to their shirts. "This looks like Destiny's Child on steroids," she jokes. Patrick Delpechitra also adds his thoughts: "Looks like girls' night out!"
The next shot is of the entire choir walking to the building, when one choir member explains the group started from 35 women to a combined six choirs, making 350 women. "Holy moly!", exclaims Tim. "There's less people in the audience!", adds Matt Dalton. But after he's shooshed by his daughters, the choir take their positions on the stage.
Take the floor
As the 350 women take their places, a member from the choir explains the message behind the choir: To raise money and awareness for women and children escaping domestic violence. "Great cause," Wendel quips. "Beautiful", his dad adds. After hearing the inspirational message, the judges are overcome by emotion. "They're crying already!", Keith mentions. "Oh Jesus, I need the tissues," a teary Isabelle adds. Us too, Isabelle. Us too.
Music and lyrics
The choir announce they will be singing, "Somewhere Only We Know" by Keane. For many that know the song, it's a beautiful, emotive choice. "I love this song! I love Keane!" Tim exclaims. But not everyone does. "Who?", utters Keith. Maybe Adam can help by his rendition, while he sings a line from the chorus? Hmm, maybe let the choir take this one.
Back to the stage: two high school students begin to play the violin, and in the beautiful moment, Tim cuts in: "Is it stereotypical that it's Asians playing a violin?" After a brief pause, his sister answers his question: "I don't know, we both played it - so, maybe!"
The beautiful harmonies from the 350 voices are touching everyone in the room, with the judges wiping away tears, as well as the Silbery's. "Not a dry eye in the house," Adam notes. Everyone is overcome by the moment, everyone except a few of our Goggleboxers. "You wouldn't mind being on that choir, because you just stand at the back and open your mouth. No one knows if you're singing or not," says Keith. "I'd be singing at the back!", giggles Kate Dalton.
A sweeping shot of the stage captures the full choir in motion, but Jad's got some questions. "What does that fun person do?" he asks, referencing the conductor. Too far gone, Matty plays along. "They're just there dancing for the fun of it," he answers, looking at his friend who is glued to the performance.
It's a gold buzzer from the Goggleboxers
The choir finish their last resonating note, met by a standing ovation from the audience - and the Goggleboxers. While Isabelle and Kerry Silbery wipe away tears, Grant Jackson gives his score: "Good job, ladies!" Tim and Leanne also share their thoughts: "I loved that!", Tim says with a big grin. "Yep! Standing ovation from the whole audience," his sister adds.
As the choir take their bow, Adam sums it up perfectly: "The fact they're on there, just brings a light to it and starts everyone talking about it."
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