South Africa’s Ndlovu Youth Choir and South African flautist Wouter Kellerman have been nominated for the Hollywood Music in Media Awards for their own rendition of Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You’.
Before the Ndlovu Youth Choir began their America’s Got Talent journey, the choir from Limpopo teamed up with the award-winning and one of South Africa’s foremost musicians and pioneer flute players, Kellerman.
Kellerman posted the video back in October 2018, and since then it’s attracted over four million views. At the time Kellerman said they loved covering Ed Sheeran’s song ‘Shape of You‘ with the amazing Ndlovu Youth Choir.
And now Kellerman took to Twitter to announce their nomination, saying:
“So happy to be nominated for Hollywood Music in Media Awards with Ndlovu Youth Choir for our video ‘Shape of You’”.
The Hollywood Music in Media Awards will be held on 20 November in Los Angeles, California, USA. The awards are set to celebrate a decade of recognizing the most exceptional music artists, songwriters, composers, and industry leaders in the music business.
The Ndlovu Youth Choir recently performed in what is said to be their first international show since their time on America’s Got Talent. The choir proceeded to showcase a short tour in the Netherlands over the past weekend where most of their shows were sold out.
Musical director Ralf Schmitt later said that there were standing ovations at every show on the short tour.
“It was a crazy experience. The theatre organisers said that though they had sold out the theatre twice on Sunday, they could have sold it out two more times. There were standing ovations and people just wanted more. It shows that we have a great show and we can’t wait to do it in South Africa.”
He also said that there have been ‘loads of opportunities’ for the group after their stint on America’s Got Talent and they are currently assessing all of them to see which align best with the group. One of these opportunities includes a possible record deal from music mogul, Simon Cowell. At the moment, it is not clear if the Ndlovu Youth Choir accepted the record deal.