Baltimore middle schoolers got a standing ovation after performing their viral rendition of Andra Day’s “Rise Up” on “Good Morning America.”
Members of the Cardinal Shehan School choir headed to New York early Wednesday morning, and at about 8:30 a.m., about 30 students decked out in bright red uniforms flooded the studio in Times Square.
Kenyatta Hardison, the choir director, said on the show that she had no idea her students’ performance would take off the way it did. Since Hardison uploaded the video from a Sept. 27 choir rehearsal, more than 20 million people have watched the students’ emotive portrayal of Day’s song.
One of those people was Day herself.