Here’s more about Ansley.
* She’s 16, from Easley, S.C., and is already the veteran of one televised singing competition.
* Ansley auditioned for Season 14 of America’s Got Talent at age 11, singing “Think” by Aretha Franklin.
* Simon Cowell stopped the performance a few lines in, labeling it “horrible,” more because of a backing track he didn’t like than Ansley’s singing. He then asked her to do the song a cappella.
* Ansley excelled in spite of AGT’s contrived drama, delivering a vocal that earned her four yes votes and demonstrating a stage presence that judge Gabrielle Union called well beyond her years.
* And the pre-teen made it all the way to the semi-finals on AGT, bowing out of the show at age 12 after a performance of Carrie Underwoood’s “Cry Pretty.”
* According to her web bio, Ansley began singing at age 3 and began taking vocal lessons at age 8.
* In 2017, two years before her AGT debut, she was won the youth division of a South Carolina Best Singer in the State competition. She performed Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You.”
* A year ago, Ansley and her parents were talking to Go Upstate about her opportunity to audition for what must have been Season 20 of American Idol.
* But she’s clearly a fan of The Voice as well. Recent Facebook posts include a photo with former Voice standout Ashland Craft following a show in Easley and one of her most recent covers, which you can check out below, is a cover of former Voice champ Danielle Bradbery’s “Break My Heart Again.”
* Ansley has released one song to date, “Who I Am,” which came out in the summer of 2020 and in which she describes herself as “a small-town girl with some southern charm.”
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