Chicken plays ‘America the Beautiful’ on piano, gets standing ovation on ‘America’s Got Talent’

October 25, 2017 11:18 am Last Updated: October 25, 2017 4:18 pm

Most hens are happy to peck all day and lay the odd egg or two, but sometimes one steps out of the hen house and into the limelight. Take the case of Jokgu, this piano-playing chick, who is truly out of the ordinary.

“America’s Got Talent” is a TV success show most of us are familiar with. If you have kids, they most likely are glued to the set every week to watch their favorite performer go through their paces. There is a huge amount of talent out there from babes in arms to ninety-something grannies doing the splits. But have you ever seen a chicken playing the keyboard, with rhythm and no mistakes?

“THAT is what I call talent,” said the show’s host, Tyra Banks

Judge Simon Cowell said it was “one of the most incredible things on any of these shows”


“She picked it up very quickly, she’s very intelligent,” said one of the chicken’s handlers. Jokgu began by playing the xylophone a year ago after her owners realized she was “a natural.” They believe the whole bird brain thing is completely false, and in the case of this bird, you can judge for yourselves.

Jokgu played “America the Beautiful” perfectly, albeit after a little persuasion. Judges Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Mel B, and Howie Mandel were in disbelief. They all gave Jokgu a standing ovation.

Watch this amazing chicken in the video; it may just make your day:

Photo credit: YouTube Screenshot | America’s Got Talent.