Tiny 5-Year-Old Doesn't Want The $1M Prize Instead Sings Song Proving Why
Cailyn Finkel 7/25/2018
Sophie Fatu may just be five years old, but she has the voice of a veteran singer and the personality of an angel! She's taking the world by storm and she's starting with the America's Got Talent stage.
Instead of running away from the limelight - like most girls her age would - Sophie is drawn to it! She wants nothing more than to be a professional singer, and the best part is she has the skill to back it up...
Sophie has been singing from the time she was a baby! Ever since she could remember, her heart has been filled with music. So when she got the opportunity to audition on America's Got Talent as the youngest contestant of all time, she jumped at it. The five-year-old singer was determined to be a star!
Before launching into her performance, the judges grilled Sophie on what she would do with the large lump of prize money. Instead of saying she would buy a pony or a castle, Sophie giggled and said:
"Um, I don't really care that much. I just want to sing for everyone and make them happy."
The only thing sweet little Sophie wanted to do was sing for the packed theater! So, the judges quickly cut the small talk and let Sophie get down to business...
Rather than selecting a song from The Wiggles' expansive catalog, Sophie went with something with a little more pizzazz! She belted Frank Sinatra's hit track "New York, New York" without missing a beat. Every note was on point and every smile from the little girl felt genuine - she was meant to be a star!
As soon as she wrapped up her audition, Simon Cowell showered her with praise. The notoriously harsh judge gushed happily:
"Sophie, that was really you singing? Honestly? Because that shouldn't happen. You shouldn't even be able to remember the words, let alone sing like that with the key change and everything. Amazing."
The other judges on the panel followed suit, complimenting Sophie on her stage presence, sound, and personality! They were clearly blown away by her audition and wanted to see her perform again. The panel passed her through to the next round with big smiles on their faces!
We know she'll go far in this competition - and in the music industry later in life.