WATCH: Chapel Hart Earns Standing Ovation on ‘America’s Got Talent,’ Despite Vocal Issues

Chapel Hart remain at the top of their game, even through the vocal issues they were experiencing this week. The…


Madeleine O’Connell

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September 14, 2022


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Chapel Hart; Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC

Chapel Hart remain at the top of their game, even through the vocal issues they were experiencing this week. The country trio performed another powerful original song during the finals of America’s Got Talent (AGT), which earned them an overwhelming response from the audience and the judges. 

The band comprised of sisters Danica Hart and Devynn Hart, and their cousin Trea Swindle, showcased their “American Pride” and dominated the stage together. 

“We wanted to give a tribute to our FAMILY and to the men, women, & allies who fight for this country and for unity & freedom! We want to say thank you,” Chapel Hart said.

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Sporting their various white and denim ensembles, the trio had an emotional finish as they heard the cheers of support from the crowd, earned a standing ovation and received positive feedback from AGT judges’ Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel, and Sofia Vergara.

“If this had been an audition, I would’ve stopped you and said let’s go back to that chorus, let’s do it a cappella, so I can hear that lyric and that melody because the chorus, the lyric was beautiful,” Cowell said, before adding, “After 9/11, what a beautiful message to send out on the most important night of your life. You have my utmost respect and I love people like you singing about how much you love your Country and I think okay, Some of the vocals were a bit off because of nerves. Forget that. I really, really like you and I’m really happy that you did what you did tonight. Good for you.”

Chapel Hart; Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC
Chapel Hart; Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC

“I agree with you, some of the vocals were off,” Mandel stated, “and maybe because you were emotional and because there was a lot of pressure. I think America’s going to like that song. But the last two songs you did were 10 times stronger. Last time, the whole thing was beautiful.”

AGT shared Chapel Hart’s performance on Twitter saying their patriotic anthem “will have you dancin’ in your cowboy boots.” 

“So I know that we can do this / hold hands and step aside / let love pour out between us / move the hate and let’s just try / see I believe we’ll make a difference / one person at a time / come on now I can feel it / my American pride,” they sing in the chorus. 

Following their heartfelt performance, the band took to social media to apologize for their vocal issues during the show.

“Y’all… tonight was an emotional night. We want to first say we are so sorry if anyone feels let down by our performance,” the trio wrote. “Tonight may not have been the BEST vocal performance, but we never been more PROUD of ourselves in our lives! We had a message we wanted to share so here we are to share it (American Pride). Family, Friends, America & Abroad… WE LOVE YOU, to those who cried with us tonight, thank you!”

Despite being a bit hindered tonight, they still pushed through and reminded viewers why they deserve to have made it this far. They concluded their post by encouraging fans to vote for them. 

“We are asking for you to vote… we pray y’all heard our hearts tonight and we will see you tomorrow night at the results show! #AGT #ChapelHart #AmericanPride”

This performance aired on Tuesday evening (Sept. 13) and on Wednesday (Sept. 14), Chapel Hart will return to the America’s Got Talent stage during the season finale to perform a duet alongside Darius Rucker. By the end of the show, the season 17 winner of AGT will be announced on NBC.

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.