Kenadi Dodds stunned with her rendition of Carrie Underwood’s hit “Love Wins” during Tuesday (Sept. 22) night’s America’s Got Talent finale.
The 15-year-old contestant donned a sequin-encrusted black dress with cowboy boots as she played acoustic guitar while belting out the lyrics to the moving track showcasing her powerful, unique vocals. Dodds then threw the guitar over her shoulder before demanding your attention with her mesmerizing stage presence.
Following her performance, Judges Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel and Sofia Vergara complimented her impressive rendition of the popular song.
“To see you standing and singing with your guitar is so much more energetic. Congratulations, I think you stepped it up a lot tonight,” Sofia Vergara gushed.
“You really rose to the occasion and I’m telling you, that’s your forte,” Howie Mandel added. “Don’t hide behind pianos, don’t hide behind guitars. I believe there’s more for you but you’ve got to do it alone, young lady, you’re worth it.”
“I do foresee a super bright future for you, I think that you are absolutely incredible. I even see a country music award for you … I sometimes think of you as a young Taylor Swift when she started writing her own songs with her guitar,” Klum complimented.
When Dodds was asked what message she would send out to other aspiring singers she said: “Don’t ever give up and always go for your dreams because your dreams can make the world a better place.”
Dodds previously had a taste of superstardom when she had an impromptu performance of Underwood’s single “Blown Away” live on stage with the Swon Brothers in 2017 when she was just 12-years-old, You can watch that performance HERE.
America’s Got Talent will crown the winner of Season 15 tonight (Sept. 23) with a star-studded show including a performance by country superstar Blake Shelton. The second night of the season finale airs tonight at 9 p.m. EST on NBC.