Steve Harvey is a man of many talents, but while he had fun singing along with a choir on his show Wednesday, it’s probably best he doesn’t take up that trade.
The comedian burst into song on Feb. 27 when he featured the Compton Kidz Club performing “That’s the Way of the World” by Earth, Wind & Fire on “Steve.”
“During the commercial break, @comptonkidzclub surprised me with a special performance – and I just had to join in!” Harvey captioned a repost from the talk show’s Instagram page.
The clip drew cheers and laughter from the in-studio audience as well as the viewers who saw the moment on Instagram.
Some encouraged the talk show host.
“Get it uncle Steve sang.”
“Steve you looked HAPPY AS HELL MY BRUH !!! Love it 😍”
“Steve, you are having a good time. Good for you!”
But others just burst into laughter.
“Tone deaf is a serious issue😂😂 but I love Mr. @iamsteveharveytv and his beautiful wife 🤗❤️”
“I really needed that. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣”
Ahead of their performance, a few members of the club, which is described as a mix of the Mickey Mouse Club and “Soul Train,” sat down with their founder Fred Martin and Harvey.
“I want the world to see a side of Compton that they ain’t never seen before,” Martin said. “That these kids are not at risk, they’re underexposed, they’re under-resourced. I want the world to know that everything they know about them, they can’t learn it through the media.”
Martin was moved to tears when explaining why he chose the Hudson tune for the choir to sing.
“It resonates with what I teach them,” he said. “I live by this: If I can help somebody as I travel along, if I can cheer somebody with the word of song, if I can show somebody … then my living won’t be in vain.”