logo

Simon Cowell moved by teen girl's emotional tribute to father who was killed

Edduin Carvajal
Aug 30, 2018
10:33 A.M.

Flau’jae, a 14-year-old girl who went to “America’s Got Talent,” surprised everybody – including the judges – with her original song titled “Guns Down,” which served as an honor to her late father.

Advertisement

Before going onstage and wowing everyone, Flau’jae revealed that listening to her father’s music, who was a rapper known as Camouflage, inspired her to make her own songs.

The girl added that her father would be behind her during the audition and that she was ready to “take over the world.” When Flau’jae stood in front of the judges Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel, Mel B., and Simon Cowell, she told them her story.

According to her, Camouflage died before she was born, so he wasn’t able to fulfill his dream, which was why she was trying to do it for him.

Source: YouTube/Talent Recap

Source: YouTube/Talent Recap

Later, Flau’jae told the judges that she wrote the song but that she wasn’t sure about releasing it because the world might not be ready for it. Cowell encouraged her saying that if she was passioned about it, then it was exactly what she should be doing.

Advertisement
Source: YouTube/Talent Recap

Source: YouTube/Talent Recap

Flau’jae started singing and, only by telling the first bars: “if you would’ve put your gun down/Then he would’ve been here right now,” the audience and judges knew that the song had a strong message for the people.

Source: YouTube/Talent Recap

Source: YouTube/Talent Recap

Advertisement

"Do you know what it's like to not have a father/No one to talk to when you get mad at your mama/I know you ain't gonna pick up the phone, I still call you/The reason that it hurts so bad, I never saw you," she added.

Source: YouTube/Talent Recap

Source: YouTube/Talent Recap

When Flau’jae finished her presentation, the audience and the judges gave her a standing ovation. Cowell admitted that while he didn’t know much about rap, he knew about talent and that they were witnessing the start of somebody’s career.

The man even went backstage to hug and congratulate Flau’jae and her mother in person. He added that what the teenager did was “incredible” and “fantastic.”

Even though Flau’jae got the golden buzzer in Week 4, she was eliminated in the Week 1 of the show’s quarterfinals.

Advertisement
info
Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Advertisement
Related posts

Casting Director Shames Black Musician — Story of the Day

January 12, 2024

My Wife Threw My Mother Out like Some Kind of Stray Dog, Regrets It Later – Story of the Day

February 08, 2024

Simon Cowell’s Love Got Pregnant for Him While Still Married to Another Man: Their Son Will Not Inherit His Fortune

October 30, 2023

Man Does DNA Test on 8-Year-Old Twins behind Wife's Back Due to Her Suspicious Behavior

January 10, 2024

Rich Man Tries to Buy Poor Mechanic's Daughter, but Pays Too High Price for It – Story of the Day

December 20, 2023

Man Gets All His Children DNA-Tested after Eldest Daughter Shows Him Her DNA Test Result

November 11, 2023

5 Celebrities Who Cut Their Kids Out of their Wills

January 30, 2024

School Janitor Dies Alone in Poverty, Next Day His Children Each Find a Million Dollars in Their Accounts — Story of the Day

November 30, 2023

Boss Accused Me of Faking That I Have a Son & Got Me Arrested after I Asked For a Week off to Care For My Sick Kid

January 19, 2024

Jon Bon Jovi Almost Lost His Only Daughter – Glimpse into Tragic Day He Got ‘The Worst Phone Call Ever’

February 08, 2024

Girl Spots Father in Bed with Her Teacher, Sees Her Mother’s Car Enter the Yard at That Moment — Story of the Day

December 06, 2023

Woman Learns That She Is Actually the Biological Mom of Her Adopted Son – Story of the Day

November 30, 2023

4 Stories of Couples with Jaw-Dropping Twists No One Saw Coming

May 01, 2024

Alicia Keys' Husband Reacts to Usher Holding His Wife on Super Bowl Stage

February 14, 2024