Spouses Choir has Okaloosa members, advances on ‘America’s Got Talent’

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BRIAN HUGHES | News Bulletin
Published: Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 04:35 PM.

Two women with Okaloosa County ties are among 36 military wives competing in NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” The American Military Spouses Choir — which promotes using music therapy for wounded soldiers —comprises service members’ wives from throughout the United States.

Crestview’s Melissa Gomez, a family readiness support assistant with the Army 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), said the choir — now in the semifinal round — never dreamed of making it on the show.

Most of the choir members live near Washington, D.C., including Karen McMullen, who lived in Fort Walton Beach for 22 years; her husband is stationed at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. Choir members who live in other locations practice over Skype, Gomez said.

The American Military Spouses Choir should perform on the televised talent show again in a few weeks.

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