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The Clean Cut: Patriotic chicken plucks out 'America the Beautiful' on the keyboard

Posted July 4
Updated July 5

Jokgu recently auditioned with its owners on NBC's "America's Got Talent" by playing "America the Beautiful" in front of judges Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Mel B and Howie Mandel. Although the bird had a difficult time starting out, as soon as it got going, the crowd erupted with approving and disbelieving applause. (Deseret Photo)

Why did the chicken cross the road?

In the case of Jokgu the musical chicken, it was to perform "America the Beautiful."

You may have heard musicians such as Ray Charles, Barbara Streisand and Beyoncé perform versions of "America the Beautiful," but Jokgu's rendition is truly one of a kind.

Jokgu recently auditioned with its owners on NBC's "America's Got Talent" by playing "America the Beautiful" in front of judges Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Mel B and Howie Mandel. Although the bird had a difficult time starting out, as soon as it got going, the crowd erupted with approving and disbelieving applause.

Even the skeptical Cowell ended up giving his new feathered friend a standing ovation, and all four judges said yes to Jokgu moving on to the next round of the show. "America's Got Talent" is still airing auditions, so America will have to keep waiting to see Jokgu perform again on TV.

Jokgu is the main star of the Two Creative Chicks YouTube channel, but sometimes the talented bird is featured with her Flockstars band.

According to a video on the Two Creative Chicks YouTube channel, the talented chicken plucks out the melody by following the keys as they light up on an electric keyboard while background music fills out the familiar tune.

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