The American Military Spouses Choir, which includes Sonjia Penny of Fort Eustis, may have gotten the boot from the "America's Got Talent" competition on Wednesday, but members hope to keep marching -- and singing -- anyway.
"Honestly, there were no tears," said Penny Thursday morning, just before flying home to Newport News from New York City. "We were all just happy for the experience. We appreciated the opportunity. We were thankful for being able to perform and get awareness up."
The choir didn't receive enough votes to become one of 12 finalists on the show. The group was summarily dispatched near the beginning of Wednesday's episode.
Penny said it was hard to say goodbye to her fellow choir members, but she believes the group will perform again. "We’re going to go on and do other things, I think," she said. "I'm not sure what’s going to happen yet. But we're really happy for all the support we got."
Penny said her husband, Army Col. Brent Anthony Penny, got to watch "America's Got Talent" live at Radio City Music Hall and even go backstage to meet some of the other acts.
"It was really special that he got to share in that with me," she said.
What did Penny learn from the experience?
"You never know what life holds," she said. "Don’t ever give up on your dreams."
Here's a story from the Army Times about the choir.
To watch the group's final performance on the show, see yesterday's post.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun