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Greater Works channels Steven Tyler and Aerosmith on ‘America’s Got Talent’

Greater Works, the gospel choir largely from Tacoma, put their spin on Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” in the semifinals of “America’s Got Talent” on Tuesday.
Greater Works, the gospel choir largely from Tacoma, put their spin on Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” in the semifinals of “America’s Got Talent” on Tuesday. NBC Universal

Greater Works, the gospel choir largely from Tacoma, wants to stay in this moment forever.

The group performed Aerosmith’s hit, “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing,” in the semifinals of “America’s Got Talent” on Tuesday.

As usual, the audience and judges gave them a standing ovation.

“I think you’re the life and soul of this show,” Simon Cowell said.

If you’re a fan of Greater Works, now’s the time to vote.

You can vote:

— By calling toll-free to 866-602-4803

— With the AGT app: nbc.com/americas-got-talent/exclusives/agt-app

— Online at : nbc.com/americas-got-talent/exclusives/agt-vote#main

Voting ends at 4 a.m. Pacific Wednesday.

Greater Works, led by DaNell Daymon, is one of 21 acts left on the NBC talent show.

If they win the grand prize, Greater Works will get $1 million and shows in Las Vegas.

About half of Greater Works’ 42 members live in the Tacoma area.

Tuesday night’s show was particularly emotional. Greater Works’ segment began with a video segment in which Daymon related a time in his life when he contemplated suicide.

After their performance, and as host Tyra Banks supported him, Daymon was overcome with emotion.

“That was very couragous, what you just said up there,” Cowell said.

Tuesday’s performance might lead to an Aerosmith-Greater Works collaboration.

After all, it wouldn’t be the first time the veteran rockers have crossed genres.

Craig Sailor: 253-597-8541, @crsailor

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