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Ellen DeGeneres dances with the Detroit Academy of Arts Sciences choir. Ellen DeGeneres dances with the Detroit Academy of Arts Sciences choir.

As part of the advertising campaign promoting Season 12 of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," the Detroit Academy of Arts & Sciences choir is featured singing their viral hit "Happy," originally recorded by Pharrell Williams.

Earlier this year, a two-minute video of the choir singing the pop hit went viral on YouTube. Since then, the choir of 9- to 14-year-old students has enjoyed the spotlight thanks to Ellen. The students have appeared twice on her show and were awarded a $50,000 donation from Shutterfly, allowing the choir to travel to perform at Disney World in June.

"The Ellen DeGeneres Show" airs weekdays at 4 p.m. on WNCN. The premiere episode for Season 12 is currently scheduled for Sept. 8.

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