Detroit Youth Choir releases song about Georgia Senate races

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Detroit Youth Choir dabbles in politics with song about Georgia's Senate race.

DETROIT – The Detroit Youth Choir took to the world of politics Friday when they released a new song about the highly-watched Senate races in Georgia.

The races will determine who controls the Senate for the next two years.

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The song -- titled “Georgia’s Changing” -- only featuring two artists instead of the entire choir. It’s a take on the song “I am Changing” from the 1981 hit musical “Dreamgirls” and its 2006 film adaptation.

This version is about Georgia’s senate run-off races Tuesday.

Both artists featured in the song have grandparents from Georgia who were also active in the civil rights movement.

The video shows images of the democratic candidates Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff along with the late civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis, president Barack Obama and president-elect Joe Biden. Liberal activist Stacey Abrams -- who is credited with helping Biden flip the southern state -- is shown and name checked in the lyrics.

The song ends with a message telling watchers to vote blue and vote for the democrats in the race.

The video was posted to the Detroit Youth Choir’s Twitter account with a quote from Lewis.

This isn’t the first time the choir has entered the political ring. Their song “Glory” from the movie “Selma” was a stirring call for social justice and was adopted by Biden in 2020 as a campaign trail anthem, but this is the first time they have explicitly taken sides in any election.

The Detroit Youth Choir released ‘Georgia’s Changing,’ an adaption of the hitsong ‘I Am Changing’ from the Broadway musical 'Dreamgirls.'

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