America’s Got Talent 2020 introduced us to another amazing talent, 12-year-old Jacob Velazquez.
Velazquez entered onto the stage and held a large cardboard vision board, featuring images of all four “AGT” judges giving him a standing ovation and of Simon Cowell pressing the Golden Buzzer for him. “I’m the type of person who doesn’t just sit back and wait for things to happen, I’m the type of person who comes up with a plan of how to achieve that goal,” he told the judges.
“I wanna be on ‘America’s Got Talent’ to show people that just because you have some kind of disability or some kind of diagnosis doesn’t mean you’re not capable of great things,” he added, revealing that he’s been diagnosed with PDDNOS, short for Pervasive Developmental Disorder — Not Otherwise Specified, which he described as being “similar to Asperger Syndrome but with a speech delay.”
After that, he mesmerized everyone with an original composition he played on a grand piano with all four applauding as the song ended. But that wasn’t all, Velazquez then disappeared behind a curtain as Fall Out Boy’s “Centuries” began playing, and as the curtain lifted, it revealed the youngster sitting behind a drum kit and playing it like a pro.
He served up a killer performance with some drumstick-twirling theatrics which brought to life the dream he had of his vision board where all four judges give him a standing ovation. With talent oozing from every cell in his body, the sky is the limit for this young bundle of talent.