Lucy struggled with being bullied and felt like she could never fit in. She was tormented and was slipping down a slippery slope of depression and lack of confidence. Her mom watched on, wishing she could do something to help her daughter before it was too late, so she asked Lucy, what was the one thing she wanted to do more than anything. Lucy’s answer came out immediately, and that was, to sing.

With the help of her mom, Lucy got an opportunity to help achieve her dreams. She enrolled in classes and applied herself to her craft. Now, before the judges, the girl stands nervously, but ready. And when she opens her mouth, she gives it her all. It’s obvious she’s gone somewhere. Lucy becomes transported, as she uses music to filter her pain and give her strength. This is one happy, and healthy “tortured artist” performance where she’s learned how to harness that pain and make it work for her.

Click below to watch Lucy’s brave performance as she knocks the socks off each judge. Her mother couldn’t be more proud!