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Source: NBC

Shane Dawson Discovered Sophie Pecora Before 'America's Got Talent'

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We’re going to need more Kleenex! America’s Got Talent is full of amazing performances, but one that really captivated audiences was singer/songwriter Sophie Pecora. The 15-year-old California native performed an original song titled “7th Grade” about bullying, which received a standing ovation from all four judges (Simon Cowell, Gabrielle Union, Howie Mandel, and Julianne Hough). 

“Tonight I’m singing a song I wrote about my own experiences at school. I think a lot of people have gone through some form of bullying. I want to make it clear that everyone experiences it… you’re not alone,” she said during her audition on AGT.