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The Virginia State University Gospel Chorale auditioned for the judges of America's Got Talent during a June 25 episode. The choir -- from Petersburg -- passed the audition and will go to the next elimination round in Las Vegas. Michael Rainey, a Fort Lee employee who works as an operations research analyst with the Training and Doctrine Command Analysis Center, was front and center with the choir during the national broadcast. Rainey serves as the group’s business manager and is an alumnus of the college and choir from 1999-2002. (Contributed Photo)

FORT LEE, VA. (Aug. 15, 2013) -- The Virginia State University Gospel Chorale will compete on the “America’s Got Talent” television show Tuesday.

Michael Rainey, a Fort Lee employee who works as an operations research analyst with the Training and Doctrine Command Analysis Center, serves as the group’s business manager and is traveling with them to New York City for the next round of competition.

At this point in the show, America gets a vote in who moves forward. After the show ends Tuesday, voting is open for two hours. The results will be announced Wednesday.

Those interested can vote in three different ways: toll-free, online and through Twitter. Instructions on which numbers to call or hashtags to use will be shown during the broadcast. Further details also are available at www.nbc.com/americas-got-talent/vote/s. A story about the VSU Chorale’s audition for the talent show was printed in the July 11 edition of the Fort Lee Traveller, which can be found in the archive at www.ftleetraveller.com.