The announcement was made via the social media platform Twitter.
Founder and director of the choir Danny Murray confirmed the announcement.
He said the TV talent competition will allow the university choir to achieve one of its missions.
“We love to get our message out about Lee [University],” Murray said. “We love to get the Lee brand out there and the Lee name out there.”
“America’s Got Talent” allows for individuals and groups with various skills and gifts to fight for a place on the televised and viewer-driven talent show. The competition is open to all ages and includes such acts as singers, comedians, contortionists, dancers, impressionists and jugglers.
The contestants are judged by Howard Stern, Heidi Klum, Mel B and Howie Mandel. Nick Cannon is the host. Viewers have the opportunity to vote for favorite acts later in the season.
The show premieres Tuesday, May 27.
The choir tweeted May 21, “We auditioned for America’s Got Talent! Don’t miss the new season premiering on May 27 at 8/7c on NBC.”
Friends and fans have since offered their encouragement to Voices.
Tweeted Gaither Music Co., “We will be rooting for you!”
Students involved in the audition included: Shelby Bergo, Ariel Bowman, Matthew Davis, Kylan Edmondson, Janson Furrow, Jordan Guyton, Jaclyn Johnson, Amanda Jones, Nathan Mell, Alyssa Oliver, Trey Suttles, Allison Wierenga, JJ Williamson and Megan Wingate.
Murray said he does not know which episode the choir’s audition will be shown. Instead, those interested will have to tune in each week to catch the local choir.
When asked if he had any words to add, Murray responded, “Watch America’s Got Talent May 27 and watch for [your] Voices.”