No, This Group Didn't Perform to 'Jai Ho India' on America's Got Talent

The video has been digitally altered to add the patriotic song in the background.

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A video of a group of people performing on a show called 'America's Got Talent' is being shared on the internet to claim that they were performing on an Indian patriotic song.

What about the video?: The two minutes and 18 seconds long clip shows the group performing, while a song in the background with lyrics "I love my India" can be heard playing.

Who shared it?: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Madhya Pradesh's Cabinet Minister, Dr Mohan Yadav, among other users, shared the video.

The video has been digitally altered to add the patriotic song in the background.

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(Archives of similar claims can be found here, here, and here.)

Are these claims true?: No, the clip has been digitally altered to add the background music. The original clip is from 2018, when an acrobatic group called 'Zurcaroh' performed on America's Got Talent.


What led us to the original video?: Using InVID, a Google Chrome extension, we extracted several keyframes from the video and performed a reverse image search on them.

  • This led us to the same video uploaded on a verified YouTube channel called 'Talent Recap'.

  • It was uploaded on 30 May 2018 and was titled, "Zurcaroh: Acrobatic Group WOWS America Gets Tyra Banks GOLDEN BUZZER! | America's Got Talent."

  • A different background music can be heard playing during the group's performance and not a patriotic song, as claimed.

  • Their performance also earned them a golden buzzer from the show's host, Tyra Banks.

What about the group?: According to Zurcaroh's website, the acrobatic and dance group was formed in 2007 by Peterson da Cruz Hora in Brazil. They were declared as the runner-up of the show, America's Got Talent, in 2018.

The audio in the viral clip: A keyword search led us to the song that was heard playing in the background. The song's name is "Jai Ho India".

Conclusion: The video has been digitally altered to add the patriotic song in the background. The original video shows a different music being played during the group's performance.

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