11-Year-Old Covers Motley Crue on ‘America’s Got Talent’
At first glance, 11-year-old Anna Graceman seems like the antithesis of everything Motley Crue stands for. She's sweet, sober, dressed in pink and comes from the not-exactly-hard-partying town of Juneau, Alaska. However, last night's 'America's Got Talent' crowd welcomed her performance of the '80s rock band's ballad 'Home Sweet Home' like it was the real thing.
In fairness, 'Home Sweet Home' -- which topped our recent list of the Top 10 '80's Rock Ballads -- is one of the wimpier Motley Crue songs, and has been covered by the likes of country cutie Carrie Underwood in the past. If Graceman were tackling 'Girls, Girls, Girls' or 'Kickstart My Heart' instead, she may have drawn a room full of puzzled looks instead of indulgent applause.
Graceman begins the song by accompanying herself on piano, before grabbing hold of the microphone and belting out the soaring chorus with a style Vince Neil would be proud of. If Graceman is considering other '80s rock songs for future episodes of 'America's Got Talent,' we'd like to recommend a few that will surely move her along to the final rounds. Perhaps it's time someone new resurrected Poison's 'Every Rose Has its Thorn." Bon Jovi's 'You Give Love a Bad Name' would would be risky, but he's always a crowd favorite. Or maybe she could pay tribute to the late Jani Lane by singing Warrant's 'Heaven."
The 'America's Got Talent' results show is on at 9PM ET tonight (Aug. 31) on NBC.