HIGH POINT — 1aChord, the Triad trio that wowed America with its stunning vocal harmonies on “America’s Got Talent,” has been eliminated from the popular NBC show.
The male vocal trio was eliminated during this week’s semifinal competition, failing to nab one of the five spots in the finals with their Tuesday night live performance of “Every Breath You Take” by The Police. The results were announced on Wednesday night’s show.
1aChord, which includes pianist and singer Julian Kennedy of High Point, captivated the “America’s Got Talent” judges and fans across the country with its two previous performances on the show, cover versions of “Fix You” by Coldplay and “Everybody Hurts” by R.E.M.
The judges were also amazed by the trio’s backstory of how Kennedy, a senior jazz studies major at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and fellow UNCG students Tavis Cunningham and Christoff Hairston had met in the school cafeteria scarcely a month before their initial audition for the show.
In a Facebook post following Wednesday’s results show, Kennedy expressed his appreciation for the opportunity to perform and for fans’ support. He also hinted that the group will continue singing together, despite the show results.
“I truly thank God above for allowing us to express our gifts to the whole world!” he wrote. “This is only the beginning. Thank you so much @agt for letting us shine our light to the world. THIS IS NOT OVER!!! Most importantly, I thank y’all for continuing to support us in our journey! Your support means the world to us.”
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