12 Men Stand On Stage. But When They Start Singing THIS Classic Hymn? I Have CHILLS!

Did you ever have that first moment when you thought something really sucked, and then two minutes later you were mesmerized by the very same thing? That’s what happened recently when The Kingdom Tenors took to the stage of “Britain’s Got Talent”.

The “Britain’s Got Talent” judges are accustomed to seeing countless unique acts by talented people. So when a dozen men took the stage for their audition, the judges seemed to quickly write them off as just another wannabe boy band.


The men, ages 21-31, call themselves the The Kingdom Tenors and presented themselves as down-to-earth guys with normal jobs. They told the audience they would sing Josh Groban’s “You Raise Me Up,” which is a well-known and beloved song. So the pressure was on to make it unique and well-performed.

 When one of the men named the song they would sing, Simon looked somewhat disappointed and skeptical. However, after the group finished singing, Simon applauded and grinned at the other judges as if he were saying, “Wow, I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed their rendition!”

Although each man in the group is talented in his own right, the twelve skilled performers shine when joined together, and create something truly magical. This group has the talent and harmony of a choir, plus the charm of a boy band. They are winners in our eyes!

Here’s their brilliant performance:

You know you want to, Simon Cowell!

“Britain’s Got Talent” alright! How about THAT for a performance?

The 12-strong group wowed the audience with their performance of You Raise Me Up in front of judges Simon Cowell, David Walliams, Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon.

Judge Alesha Dixon praised their “really polished audition” and “spectacular” vocals while Amanda Holden gave them a “yes”, telling them: “I loved the harmonies. I loved that there is not one dodgy one among you, vocally or looks-wise.”

David said “there is something for everyone in this group… the cute one with the floppy hair, the butch car mechanic one and the one with glasses for the more intellectual Guardian reading lady.”

Finally, Simon gave the group their fourth “yes” to send them through to the next round, he questioned their song choice. He said: “What you have done is a good idea. Some of the harmonies and the vocal arrangements were nice. It’s about finding a style of music you should be singing as I didn’t think you did anything unique enough with the song choice.”

Simon will always be Simon.

As for the Kingdom Tenors, I don’t know about you, but personally it was the car mechanic that did it for me!

Let us know what you think of the song or better yet, the men themselves. Which one raised you up?



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Nancy Hayes

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