Washington Capitals' National Anthem singer Caleb Green and his a capella group "Voices of Service" are on fire.
After a stunning rendition of OneRepublic's "Choke," Voices of Service were voted through to the finals.
Well, Voices of Service did anything but choke during their performance and will have the chance to win $1 million next week during the finale. The group is comprised of four former servicemen and women that use music as a way to provide therapy to fellow veterans who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
The group released a hearty thank you to all the fans that voted for them on their Twitter page.
“Wow what a way to end. What a way to end,” Simon Cowell said after Voices of Service’s performance. “You know, I’ve said many, many times on this show, that we or any show is nothing without the contestants. Your film reminded us of you, of what you’ve done throughout your lives, which is outstanding. And then on the night that matters, you did the most outstanding vocal we’ve heard from you in the entire series. I know how this much means to you to get into the final and you know what, after that, you deserve to be there. You have my sincere respect. Really amazing.”
America's Got Talent's Twitter account got in on the celebration, too.
Capitals winger T.J. Oshie and his teammates hosted an event supporting the TAPS program, which helps military families who have lost a loved one in service to their country
The Capitals hosted an afternoon skate on Thursday for dozens of military family members who have lost a loved one during their service.
Oshie and teammates Garnet Hathaway and Nick Jensen were on the ice at MedStar Iceplex in Arlington. They skated. They took pictures. They signed autographs. It was all part of an annual Courage Caps event for members of the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS).
That organization has helped support over 90,000 families of fallen military heroes with grief and trauma resources, emotional support, camps for children and seminars and retreats for adults struggling with loss.
Sale of Courage Caps t-shirts and caps have helped bring in almost $1 million since 2011. The merchandise will be available at the organization’s team stores at Capital One Arena and MedStar Iceplex all November. The Laborers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA) is a supporting partner.
Families not only interacted with Oshie, Hathaway and Jensen on the ice. Captain, the Capitals’ service dog in training, made an appearance along with mascot Slapshot and members of the ALL CAPS crew.
Oshie raced two boys and appeared to lose to the smaller of them just as they crossed center ice, laughing all the way. Jensen helped another novice skater by escorting her around the ice. Afterward, the Capitals and Papa John’s hosted a pizza party for the families.
The Canadiens are scoring an average of 3.44 goals per game so far this season, compared to the Capitals notching 3.85 per outing. Montreal sits right behind Boston at second in the Atlantic Division, and the Canadiens even beat the Bruins as recently as November 5. They're 4-5 on the road, eager to bolster their presence outside the Bell Centre with another hefty W in the American capital.
Most recently, Montreal placed Jesperi Kotkaniemi on injured reserve Nov. 1 due to a groin injury, missing six straight games since then. He practiced Nov. 13 and has not been cleared to play against the Capitals yet. Here is everything else you need to know in order to tune in to the much anticipated matchup.