Pacific Lutheran University’s PLUtonic a cappella choir was eliminated from NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” show tonight.
The heartbreaking conclusion comes in response to the choir’s a cappella performance of Flo Rida’s “Low” on the show Tuesday night.
While the choir originally auditioned for the television show last spring, they were forced to drop out of the competition because of scheduling conflicts.
In June, 10 members of the choir submitted a video to the “America’s Got Talent” YouTube page; of the thousands of videos submitted, PLUtonic’s rendition of N’Sync’s “Here We Go” was voted as one of the top 40 videos.
After another round of voting, the choir was one of 12 acts selected to perform live on the show this week.
This is the fifth season of the talent-based competition, but the first in which YouTube submissions were accepted.
The four acts chosen to compete in the semifinals were pianist Alexander Bui, magician Dan Sperry, singer Jackie Evancho and singer Kristina Young.