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Scary Spice: I want to join the VSU Gospel Chorale

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Heidi Klum, Howard Stern, and a former Spice Girl all say VSU has talent. Of course, we're talking about the University's show-stopping Gospel Chorale. Today for the first time, the group shared what it was like when the judges on NBC's America's Got Talent gave them the green light.

The group received a "yes" vote from each judge, advancing to Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Members said they were thrilled with the judges' reactions, especially with comments coming from former Spice Girl, Mel B, also known as Scary Spice.

"I want to join this gospel choir," the British pop star said on NBC's broadcast. "You had me like, woa, it was brilliant."

Member Bernard Walker led the Group's performance, and said in an interview Friday that before he joined the Gospel Chorale, he had no formal vocal training.

"I just thought on stage, ‘I have to wow the judges, first of all,'" Walker said. "And before I joined the Gospel Chorale, I wasn't comfortable at all going near some of the high notes I can hit now."

America, it's safe to say, gave its stamp of approval. Now 24-year-old Kristina Harris says she's having fun, with fame.

"When I wear my Gospel Chorale shirt, people stop me in the street and say ‘oh my gosh, were you on America's Got Talent?'" Harris said Friday. "I say yeah, and they say, ‘we're so excited.'"

The Gospel Chorale is expected to appear again on NBC's America's Got Talent later this month. The group has traveled to the Vatican to sing in the pope's Christmas concert, and has also performed at President Obama's inauguration weekend.

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