People across the world have been left in tears after a female choir took to the stage and delivered a moving performance on a talent show – winning over viewers right around the world.
Formed by a group of women aged between 34 to 70, the choir – named Sea Of Change – is compromised of women whose lives have been touched by cancer. Some of the choir’s members have battled cancer, while others have lost people to the heartbreaking disease.
“Out of a possible ninety boobs, we have seventy-nine and a half,” one of the choir’s members said to the crowd on Ireland’s Got Talent last week, before the performance.
Now the group’s audition has gone viral thanks to their stunning rendition of ‘This Is Me’ from The Greatest Showman that knocked the socks off the judges and even earned a standing ovation from the audience.
The choir filled almost every inch of the stage, with its 44 members standing proud in their best threads. As the performance came to an end, some of the ladies whipped off their tops and bared all, earning their spot in the next round after receiving the golden buzzer from English actress Denise Van Outen.
“I’ve had a very turbulent two years with my best friend who was diagnosed with breast cancer,” Denise said. “So what you just did meant so much and really touched my heart. You are everything that this show is about.”
The choir also organised the largest skinny dip in Ireland, gathering 2,504 women together on a beach in Co Wicklow and smashing a Guinness World record.
Their stories of pain and perseverance have been hailed as truly inspiring, as commenters left messages of praise and thanks under the video clip of the audition.
“Well done ladies! You are amazing!” one commentator wrote.
Another added: “So amazing. So proud of my mum and all the ladies of Sea Of Change.”
While a third wrote: “Wow so amazing, congratulations.”
Meanwhile, one wrote on Twitter: “Someone is cutting onions around me and I’m home alone #Sobbing So so inspiring… This made me think of my auntie who passed away from Breast cancer but made me smile because she was one of many inspiring woman.”
It’s not the first time a talent show audition has made headlines. Opera singer Paul Potts returned to the stage last month to take on the likes of Susan Boyle in America’s Got Talent: The Champions.
Paul, who won the first series of Britain’s Got Talent in 2007, performed a flawless rendition of Pavarotti’s ‘Caruso’, bringing the crowd to their feet and getting a huge cheer from all of the judges.