– IN JUST OVER A WEEK, OUR NEXT GUESTS’ AUDITION
ON “BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT” HAS BEEN VIEWED
OVER 22 MILLION TIMES. ALL THE WAY
FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM, PLEASE WELCOME BARS AND MELODY. LEONDRE?
– YES, LEONDRE. – LEONDRE AND CHARLIE.
– CHARLIE, YEAH. – I’M SO EXCITED,
I THINK I’M GONNA CRY. – OH, NO.
crowd: AW! – AW, THAT’S SO SWEET.
I’M EXCITED TOO. I SAW THIS VIDEO,
AND I WAS LIKE, “THESE GUYS ARE AMAZING.” SO HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN
A DUO? – WELL, WE’VE OFFICIALLY BEEN
A DUO SINCE JANUARY, BECAUSE WE MET OVER
SOCIAL MEDIA, FUNNILY ENOUGH. ONE OF MY FRIENDS
SHARED CHARLIE’S VIDEOS, AND I WATCHED IT,
AND I THOUGHT, “WOW. THIS KID CAN SING.” SO I MESSAGED HIM,
AND I SAID, “HEY.” LIKE, FIRST OF ALL, DIDN’T JUST
WANT TO JUMP INTO THINGS. YOU KNOW HOW IT GOES.
[laughter] AND, LIKE,
I THINK THE DAY AFTER, HE SAID “HEY” BACK,
AND WE STARTED CHATTING. WE GOT TO KNOW EACH OTHER. AND WE BECAME, LIKE, FRIENDS
OVER SOCIAL MEDIA, AND IT WAS CRAZY. AND HE SAW MY VIDEOS,
AND THEN HE SAID, “AW, YOU’RE REALLY GOOD.” AND THEN ONE DAY
OUT OF THE BLUE, HE JUST SAYS TO ME, “HEY, DO YOU WANT TO MEET UP
SOMETIME?” AND I WAS LIKE,
“OH, YEAH, SURE.” BUT AT FIRST, I THOUGHT,
“WELL, THIS IS A BIT SHADY.” [laughter] – IT COULD BE.
– YEAH. AND SO, OBVIOUSLY,
I BROUGHT MY PARENTS. HE BROUGHT HIS PARENTS. – ‘CAUSE HOW OLD ARE YOU?
– I’M 13. – AND YOU’RE 15?
– YEAH, I’M 15. – 13 AND 15, OKAY. SO YOU BOTH SANG INDIVIDUALLY. THEN YOU GOT TOGETHER
AND YOU SANG TOGETHER. – YEAH, WE STARTED SPEAKING
AROUND SEPTEMBER TIME, AND THEN WE STARTED TO MEET UP
DURING DECEMBER, JANUARY TIME. – YEAH. – AND THEN YOU WROTE
THIS PARTICULAR SONG, RIGHT? – YEAH, I WROTE THE SONG, YEAH. – WHY–AND IT’S ABOUT BULLYING,
WHICH IS– – IT’S ABOUT ANTIBULLYING.
– YES, ANTIBULLYING. YEAH, NOT FOR BULLYING.
[laughter] IT’S NOT, “HEY,
EVERYBODY GO OUT AND BULLY.” SO–AND IT’S BEEN VIEWED
OVER 22 MILLION TIMES, WHICH SAYS A LOT, THAT PEOPLE ARE RESPONDING
TO THIS ANTIBULLYING MESSAGE. TELL ME WHY YOU WROTE IT. – I MEAN, SINCE PRIMARY SCHOOL,
I WAS BULLIED, LIKE, HEAVILY. I USED TO HAVE, LIKE–
WALKING HOME FROM SCHOOL, I USED TO GET BEAT UP A LOT. AND IT JUST SEEMS LIKE
I USED TO MOVE SCHOOL A LOT, AND EVERYWHERE I WENT,
I SEEMED TO GET BULLIED, AND I FELT TRAPPED. I FELT, LIKE, REALLY TRAPPED, AND I DIDN’T KNOW HOW TO, LIKE,
BREAK FREE OF IT ALL. SO I START WRITING POEMS
ON, LIKE, HOW I FELT, AND JUST SCRAPPING IT. AND ONE DAY, I JUST LISTENED
TO A BEAT, AND I SAID, “OH,
THAT’S SUCH A GOOD BEAT.” SO I STARTED WRITING THE POEM
TO IT, AND IT TURNED INTO A SONG,
EVENTUALLY. I WAS LIKE, “YES, LEONDRE. YOU’VE DONE GOOD.
YOU’VE DONE GOOD.” – YEAH.
[laughter] – SO I PUT–
I STARTED RAPPING THEN, BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT REALLY
BROUGHT ME INTO IT. I USED TO LISTEN
TO A LOT OF TUPAC, SO THAT’S WHAT DEVELOPED
MY STYLE. AND SO YEAH, THAT’S REALLY HOW– – I LOVE TUPAC AS WELL. – YEAH, TUPAC.
– I LOVE TUPAC. – “KEEP YA HEAD UP.” – “KEEP YA HEAD UP.”
EXACTLY. [applause] [singing]
KEEP YOUR HEAD UP WELL, I’M SO HAPPY FOR YOU. I’M PROUD OF YOU. AND, BOY, IF SOMEBODY LIKE YOU
CAN GET BULLIED, IT’S JUST–IT’S NOT OKAY. AND WHAT’S–THE MESSAGE IS–
AND I USED TO WRITE ALSO WHEN I WAS KIND OF LOST
WHEN I WAS YOUNGER. WRITING IS SO GOOD FOR YOU. IT’S SO CATHARTIC, ‘CAUSE
IT JUST LETS IT ALL OUT. SO JUST–I ADVISE EVERYONE
OUT THERE, IF YOU’RE GOING THROUGH
SOMETHING, JUST WRITE. WRITE ALL OF YOUR FEELINGS– – BRINGS THE BEST OUT OF YOU. – IT’S HELPED HIM A LOT. – IT CERTAINLY DOES,
AND IT’S HELPING OTHER PEOPLE, ‘CAUSE NOW YOU’RE REACHING
ALL THESE PEOPLE. SO WILL YOU PLEASE– I DON’T KNOW WHO’S BLUE,
WHO’S BROWN. – I’M BLUE.
– YOU’RE BLUE. YOU’RE BROWN. ALL RIGHT, YOU’LL PERFORM
FOR US, RIGHT? – OF COURSE.
– YES. – I’M SO EXCITED.
THANK YOU SO MUCH. [soft rock music] – [singing] OOH, OOH – YEAH, BUST A MELODY – YEAH – HERE WE GO – OH, NO – SHAKE IT OUT YEAH PLEASE HELP ME, GOD I FEEL SO ALONE I’M JUST A KID,
I CAN’T TAKE IT ON MY OWN I’VE CRIED TOO MANY TEARS, YEAH,
WRITING THIS SONG TRYING TO FIT IN,
WHERE DO I BELONG? I WAKE UP EVERY DAY,
DON’T WANT TO LEAVE MY HOME MY MAMA’S ASKIN’ ME
WHY I’M ALWAYS ALONE TOO SCARED TO SAY,
TOO SCARED TO HOLLER I’M WALKING TO SCHOOL
WITH SWEAT AROUND MY COLLAR I’M JUST A KID,
I DON’T WANT NO STRESS MY NERVES ARE BAD,
MY LIFE’S A MESS THE NAMES YOU CALL ME,
THEY HURT REAL BAD I WANT TO TELL MY MOM BUT SHE’S HAVIN’ TROUBLE
WITH MY DAD I FEEL SO TRAPPED,
THERE’S NOWHERE TO TURN COME TO SCHOOL DON’T WANNA FIGHT,
I WANNA LEARN SO PLEASE, MR. BULLY,
TELL ME WHAT I’VE DONE YOU KNOW I HAVE NO DAD,
I’M LIVIN’ WITH MY MOM – ‘CAUSE I’M HOPEFUL YES, I AM,
HOPEFUL FOR TODAY TAKE THIS MUSIC AND USE IT LET IT TAKE YOU AWAY AND BE HOPEFUL, HOPEFUL AND HE’LL MAKE A WAY I KNOW IT AIN’T EASY,
BUT THAT’S OKAY JUST BE HOPEFUL YES, I AM,
HOPEFUL FOR TODAY TAKE THIS MUSIC AND USE IT LET IT TAKE YOU AWAY AND BE HOPEFUL, HOPEFUL AND HE’LL MAKE A WAY I KNOW IT AIN’T EASY,
BUT THAT’S OKAY JUST BE HOPEFUL – BE HOPEFUL [cheers and applause] THANK YOU VERY MUCH. IT’S BEEN SUCH A PLEASURE. – THANK YOU. – AH, YOU GUYS ARE SO GREAT. WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK.
I HAVE A GIFT FOR THEM. THIS IS YOUR FIRST TIME
IN THE UNITED STATES? both: YEAH.
– HOW DO YOU LIKE IT? – OH, IT’S INCREDIBLE.
IT’S INCREDIBLE. – I JUST WANTED TO SAY THANK YOU FOR SIMON COWELL
PRESSING THE GOLDEN BUZZER. THANK YOU SO MUCH.
I LOVE YOU. [laughter] – I LOVE YOU TOO.
– AW. – I THINK–I THINK BOTH OF YOU
HAVE A BIG FUTURE AHEAD OF YOU, SO I WANTED TO MAKE SURE
THAT I’M IN ON THIS. – [laughs] – ‘CAUSE YOU’RE INTO STYLE,
AND YOU’RE GOING TO BE TOURING, AND A LOT OF PEOPLE
ARE WATCHING YOU, SO I GOT YOU SOMETHING TO WEAR. SO I THINK
THAT YOU’LL LIKE THEM. – OH!
– OH, WH– – OOH!
[laughs] OH, MY– OH, MY GOD. – THANK YOU. – YOU’RE THE MOST AMAZING WOMAN
EVER. OH, MY GOD. – ALL RIGHT. – ELLEN, THANK YOU SO MUCH. – YOU’VE GOT YOUR OWN
CUSTOM TENNIS SHOES THERE AND JACKETS. AND YOU WEAR THAT
EVERY SINGLE DAY, OKAY?