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Scores of people gathered at the OR Tambo International Airport to welcome the Ndlovu Youth Choir back home.

The group, from Moutse in Limpopo, returned on Friday after an impressive run on America’s Got Talent.

They reached the finals this week but were pipped to the $1 million prize by California native Kodi Lee.

This woman from the Sekhukhune Youth Council joined proud supporters at the airport on Friday evening.

“We’re very proud of the Ndlovu Youth Choir, to us they are winners and they will forever be winners. It’s the start of a new journey for everyone in South Africa and we’re looking forward to growing bigger and bigger.”

South Africans gathered at the OR Tambo International Airport to welcome the Ndlovu Youth Choir after they came in second on 'America's Got Talent'. Picture: Kayleen Morgan/EWN.

The choir may have missed out on the ultimate prize but they won the hearts of South Africans.

They have been hailed as the pride of the nation after becoming the first African group to advance to the finals of the talent show.