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Detroit Youth Choir six-part docuseries Disney+

Rudy Valdez's documentary about the Detroit Youth Choir is now streaming on Disney+, showcasing the choir's journey to success.

Rudy Valdez, a two-time Emmy Award winner, was sitting in his hotel room when he saw the Detroit Youth Choir make its debut on "America's Got Talent" in 2019. This moment was the catalyst for the creation of "Choir," a Disney+ docuseries that Valdez directed and executive produced. The six-hour-long episodes provide an in-depth look at the choir and its director, Anthony White, as they navigate a year in their lives, culminating in a performance at New York's Carnegie Hall.

Valdez and his team spent nearly a year filming the Detroit Youth Choir, capturing the many personalities and internal stories that make up the ensemble. At the heart of the series is White, who is portrayed as a tough but caring leader, dedicated to the well-being and success of the choir members as individuals.

The docuseries aims to shed light on the decades of hard work that went into the Detroit Youth Choir's success, beyond their appearance on "America's Got Talent." It follows individual choir members, such as graduating seniors Kaylen and Eric, lifelong friends Uchechi and Kayla, and Azaria, who balances her involvement in the choir with varsity basketball.

White was initially surprised by the idea of a docuseries but felt that it was a natural fit for the choir, aligning with Disney's values. He hopes that the series will continue to tell the Detroit Youth Choir's story, showcasing their ongoing achievements and the impact they have on the lives of their members.

Despite the choir's notoriety, the series serves as a reminder that there is always more to the story, and the Detroit Youth Choir continues to push their members to reach their full potential. It is a testament to the determination and resilience of the choir and its members, who strive for greatness both on and off the stage.

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