Mountain Faith Band is scheduled to appear again tonight on America’s Got Talent, NBC television’s talent competition program. They won rave reviews during their audition appearance earlier this month, where they performed a grassified arrangement of Counting Stars from One Direction.
At this point in the competition, where contestants are vying for a shot at a $1 million prize, the auditions are completed and acts chosen to compete have to yet endure a Judge Cuts Round when the celebrity judges have one last opportunity to eliminate performers from the bulk of the summer schedule.
The Mountain Faith folks won’t tell us which song they have chosen, but it is a different one than their audition. Prior bluegrass bands who have been featured on AGT have also found pop songs to perform, often with the help of the show’s music directors.
So if they get through tonight’s show, it’s on to the core of the challenge where the television viewers will vote for which acts are able to continue on. There is no audience vote tonight, but we’re sure that bluegrass lovers will want to watch to see how they do.
Mountain Faith Band is Summer McMahan on fiddle and lead vocals, her brother Brayden on banjo, their dad, Sam, on bass, with Luke Dotson on guitar, and Cory Piatt on mandolin.
America’s Got Talent airs on NBC at 8:00 p.m. (7:00 Central).