Destiny had the honor of participating in a Kids Got Talent Competition at our State Fair. She breezed through the video entry round, as they narrowed it down to 20.
Then we arrived at Semi-finals, and boy was she nervous! I didn’t blame her, I was nervous too. This was a live show in front of a live audience, on a real stage, with a panel of judges watching from the base of the stage.
Not to mention the fact, that she was competing against some AMAZING talented kids, ages 4-16 years old.
Awww, shaky, but oh so sweet.
When they called up 3 of the oldest girls for the first of 8 finalists, my heart sunk, I just knew that Destiny didn’t make it through. Of course she couldn’t beat 14-16 year old voices.
I was preparing my little “I am so proud of you, you did great, we can’t all win” speech in my head when they called her number.
She had already taken it off, so I held it in my hands as she was on stage. When they said that number it sounded familiar, so I glanced down in my hands to see it WAS her number! SHE MADE IT TO FINALS, SHE MADE IT TO FINALS.
So this past Sunday was Finals. Eeek! Top 8 Contestants got Kindles, so Destiny was already more than happy. Her goal was to win the Kindle. And no matter what, she was thrilled to be a part of this competition, I loved her attitude.
I wish I had a video to share of each contestant. You all, it was like American’s Got Talent on TV, each contestant brought an amazing performance. Every single one of them oh so talented.
The music minister from our church has been giving Destiny voice lessons and coaching her, and we saw a large improvement from first audition to last performance. We are so thankful to have such a fun-loving pastor and family friend, who cares enough to invest time in our big girl, and help her shine for Jesus.
Here is the video of finals, she nailed it! Click here to go hear it:
Alas, Destiny did not make top 3, but we couldn’t be more proud.
Congrats to top 3! You all are incredibly talented young ladies, amazing job!
We had so many family and friends, and church family attend the performance. If that doesn’t warm your heart, I don’t know what will. We are so thankful for the amazing people in our lives, and in the lives of our children!
Our Children’s Pastor came up to us with tears in his eyes, he said he has never been more proud of a child that wasn’t his. Aww! Love that! Her voice just moved him to tears. Several in our row, too!
Destiny picked a difficult song, and she overcame obstacles to get it right. We are proud of her for overcoming her fear of the stage, and making it to finals on her first time competing. She was so grateful for the chance to be in this competition. She brought her best, and even though she didn’t place, she handled it with grace, dignity, and smiles all around.
As parents, that is all we ask of her, to do everything unto the Lord, giving it her all and handling the outcome graciously.
Speaking of the Big Guy, I wonder when He will prompt a melody to those beautiful songs she wrote in first grade.
Such a grown up little lady we have these days….