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McMinnville trio falls short of TV talent show finals


McMINNVILLE — It was fun while it lasted, but there is still much more to be excited about, say the sibling trio of We Three from McMinnville.

“We had so much fun! We were on the stage with some absolutely incredible musicians. we were on America’s Got Talent. And that’s really, really crazy and we’re really, really grateful,” said Bethany Humlie Blanchard, joined by brothers Joshua and Manlie Humlie in a Facebook video after their group was eliminated from the NBC-TV show’s competition last month.

Having advanced through two earlier appearances on the show, We Three aimed to make the show’s finals, and was among 11 acts who performed on Sept. 11. Having been encouraged by judge Simon Cowell to do something different from their previous tunes, the trio presented an upbeat original song called “Make Up.”

Cowell didn’t like it, and in true Simon style, wasn’t shy about saying so. “I thought that was a mess,” Cowell said. “ I just wanted you to come out tonight with a killer song, and I don’t think that was a killer song.”

Fellow judges Howie Mandel and Heidi Klum also were less enthused about the band than in earlier shows, while Mel B remained positive about the group.

But ultimately viewers’ and judge’s votes determined We Three’s fate, and their elimination from the show was announced the following night in another broadcast.

The Humlies’ home church is the Nazarene fellowship Church on the Hill in McMinnville, which has closely followed their progress through the competition.

On the We Three Facebook page, the Humlies announced that despite their loss on the TV show, more good things were in store for them, and the first is an album that they will release this fall.