Judges on America’s Got Talent may have just discovered the next Darci Lynne Farmer.
When 15-year-old Sophie Pecora rapped and sang an original song she had composed about overcoming bullying on America’s Got Talent, it was magical.
She had always had dreams of making it big in the music scene, but admits that nerves kept stopping her from fulfilling her dreams.
She said, “Growing up, I was a little shy and quiet. So, I felt very insecure trying to make friends.”
But with encouragement from her family, she auditioned for America’s Got Talent and the rest is history.
Her backstory is one that many teens across America and the world can relate to, she was bullied badly at school and faced alienation.
Her bad experiences inspired her to write the song ‘7th Grade.’ “I think a lot of people have gone through some form of bullying. I really want to make it clear that everyone experiences it. It’s not just you. You’re not alone.”
Sophie plays the guitar and sings and raps as well, after her emotional performance, each of the judges encouraged her, but Simon Cowell’s comments were the most profound.
Simon said, “So, obviously it was a very, very emotional song. You were telling something from the heart, and I could feel how much this means to you. And you have this delivery which is really cool. I like you a lot.”
With ‘yes’ votes from all four judges, Sophie is sure to move to the next round of the competition. Sophie’s bad experiences at school, have turned out good for her music ambitions.