Ironwood High School choir wins KOOL contest to perform on stage with Foreigner

Posted at 5:25 PM, May 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-19 20:38:43-04

A high school choir in Glendale will become pseudo rock stars when they perform alongside Foreigner at the band's summer concert.

Radio station 94.5 KOOL FM held a contest to find "the best high school choir to sing 'I Want To Know What Love Is." The winner high school will get the opportunity to sing the song on stage with the band.

Radio DJ Charlie Huero surprised Ironwood High School's Excelsis Choir during their spring concert with the news that they had won. The means they'll be on stage with Foreigner at their Aug 24 concert at Ak-Chin Pavilion.

In their audition video, the choir sang "Feels Like The First Time" as the rules allowed for any Foreigner song to be arranged and sang, said Sandy Corcoran, assistance director of marketing and promotion for the radio station.

Choir members, and the audience, erupted in cheers when Huero announced they had won, according to a video posted to the station's website. We embedded the video below.

Foreigner was formed in 1976 which means they've been performing longer than any of the choir members have been alive. They've had many top hits including "Juke Box Hero," "I Want To Know What Love Is," and "Waiting For A Girl Like You."

While Mick Jones has been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the band has not been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.