Chapel Hart kills ‘AGT’ judges with another fiery song
Chapel Hart took the stage America’s Got Talent Tuesday night (August 16), putting on another solid performance that drew praise from the judges, as well as online.
The country trio performed last on Tuesday’s show, delivering an original song called “The Girls Are Back in Town.” The title track from the band’s most recent album features a heavy country-rock electric guitar riff and energetic vibe, with lyrics that put odes of old country music workers on their ear with a fresh female perspective.
“Come on girls, let’s get down / Where the boys like to hang out / Turn it up, play it loud / Burn that honky tonk in the floor / Dance on the bar all night / To another Tanya Tucker song / Whiskey bent and hell / The girls are back in town”, they sing in chorus.
The song also includes an unexpected rap break that marries its 90s country-rock underpinnings with a decidedly modern feel. This should appeal to the same group of fans who made Chapel Hart’s AGT the audition went viral and the judges were once again blown away by the trio’s performance, as well as their undeniably infectious vibe.
“Things are going to be great for Chapel Hart,” Simon Cowell predicted at the end of their performance, encouraging viewers to pick up their phones and vote for the country singers.
Sofia Vergara also said it would be a good night for the trio, while Howie Mandel felt they were ready to hit the headlines right now. Heidi Klum completed the chorus of approval by referencing her colleague AGT country singer Drake Milligan, predicting they will join him in the finale.
Fans online also expressed their excitement for the performance:
Tuesday night’s AGT the episode was a qualifying episode. 11 acts performed live from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. Fans can vote for their favorites via the official AGT app or by visiting NBC.com. Voting will end Wednesday morning (August 17) at 7 a.m. ET.
Chapel Hart is a family country band from the small town of Hart’s Chapel, Mississippi, just outside of Poplarville. The trio consists of Trea Swindle, Danica Hart and Devynn Hart. The two Hart women are sisters and Swindle is their first cousin.
The band has been in Nashville for years, and they’ve made some inroads, but they got by far their biggest share of national attention thanks to their audition for America’s Got Talentduring which they performed an original song called “You Can Have Him Jolene”.
The song, which is a response to Dolly Parton’s “Jolene”, earned them a Golden Buzzer from the judges, signifying universal praise for their performance, and the audience went crazy for them too, driving their performance to go viral. Parton, Loretta Lynn, Darius Rucker and more are among the country stars who have voiced their support for the trio since their AGT beginning.
Chapel Hart has a handful of tour dates planned in America and one in the UK before the AGT final in September.
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