RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - America stood up and cheered last night as Richmond's own "Spiritual Harmonizers" thrilled the nation on "America's Got Talent". If you didn't a chance to see their amazing performance, you can catch it again tonight.
After several long months of keeping the results under wraps this talented group of postal workers past and present are finally able to open up and talk about the amazing experience. The members of the group watched it last night for themselves amongst family and friends.
We talked to two members of the group who are originals. They were beside themselves with excitement finally able to share their happiness with rest of the world.
"Yes!! You're going to Las Vegas!"
It's the words the Spiritual Harmonizers had been waiting to hear since long before they found themselves battling the jitters backstage.
"Your stomach is in knots, your mind is racing, and your palms are sweating. You're trying to figure out are they going to like us, are they going to boo us off the stage?" said group member Lewis Hatcher.
The answer to that question came almost instantaneously in the form of a standing ovation.
"The crowd in New York was off the chain, off the chart. They accepted us well, received us well and we were shocked!" said Hatcher.
But listening to these sweet sounds, it's not such a shock. We caught up with Lewis Hatcher, one of the group's original members who started out singing with Leon and "Doc" on the mailroom floor. The experience is one this 76 year old says is unlike anything else.
"Excitement, total excitement. I had the nervousness that I've never had before. And then when we were given the opportunity to sing and our leader gave the downbeat into the song, everything just flowed," said group member Robert "Doc" Dockery.
And while all the members have been bombarded with phone calls and emails from radio, TV stations, friends and family ever since their audition aired.
"All this support, all the things happening around us, I don't see why we can't make it farther than this," said Doc.