What Happened to The Reklaws in AGT 2024?

The Reklaws or the sibling duo is Best known for their emotionally powerful song dedicated for their late mom.

Home TownToronto, Canada
ActVocal duo
Season19
Position ReachedSelected for the next round
AGT 2024

The Reklaws, a brother and sister country duo from Ontario, Canada, brought the audience close to tears on America’s Got Talent on Tuesday, June 11. They presented a heartfelt performance of an original song they wrote, called “People Don’t Talk About”, dedicated to their late mother, to help spread awareness to mental health. The judges voted four yeses, while the sibling duo hugged each other with happy tears.

Background

Before their performance, the siblings shared that they grew up in a town called Kirkwall in Ontario, Canada on the Yee-Haw Adventure Farm. Stuart revealed that their mother, who died in 2022, named the band The Reklaws, their last name spelled backward. “We wanted it to be a song specifically about our mom. We lost our mom to mental health, and that shook up our world,” said Jenna in the pre-audition interview on AGT Series 19.

The Reklaws have been performing officially as a vocal duo for more than 10 years, forming their act in 2012. Together, Stuart and Jenna have released three albums Freshman Year, Sophomore Slump, and Good Ol’ Days along with various singles and other releases.

CMAOntario Awards and The Reklaws.

The Reclaws Biography 

Sibling Band The Reklaws, added a unique emotional flavor to the AGT season 19 singing an original song dedicated to their late mom. The duo was selected for the next round with four votes after their moving song performance.

Real Name(s)Stuart Walker
Jenna Walker
BirthplaceKirkwall
NationalityCanadian
ProfessionMusicians
AGT 2024

Family & Relationships

The siblings grew up with four other siblings and their parents on a sprawling farm. Stuart recalled, “Hundreds of people would just come have fun,” before heading onstage with Jenna. The farm included a pumpkin patch, a corn maze, and pig races. Ultimately, the farm setting is what originated the siblings’ music potential as he played banjo and Jenna sang.

What happened in America’s Got Talent?

Audition

After they shared their backstory with the world, The Reklaws stepped into the stage. They declared they are going to present an original song called “People Don’t Talk About”, written by them sharing the importance of mental well-being. They took turns singing heart-touching lyrics that goes as grew up playin’ house / In a house that was broke / I wish we talked it out / Now I don’t know why—and both joining on the chorus together: When it’s 2 am you’re talking to yourself again / You’re digging a hole People don’t talk about / Trying to be yourself / But feeling like you’re someone else.

Howie Mandel was the first judge to praise the duo after the performance.

“Your singing and your writing [are] impeccable, I usually don’t respond to lyrics like I’m responding to this. I’ve been very open and my soapbox is mental health and there’s a stigma attached.

“The thing that allows me to survive is the ability to talk about it. This song is an important song and I think you’re going to go a long way in this competition.””

Howie Mandel

“That was great, great audition, seriously good, unbelievably powerful, that song was stunning.” Simon Cowell commented. Howie Mandel gave his first ‘yes’ while Simon gave the final, making the audience go crazy with cheering while the two siblings embraced each other in a warm hug.

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Conclusion

This sibling duo won hearts of the audience alongside delivering a powerful message to support people who are having mental health difficulties. Stay tuned for The Reklaw’s next performance on the stage of AGT 2024.

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