Have you ever watched something on TV that was utterly surprising? We just got around to watching a season of America’s Got Talent (thank you Hulu!), and this came up in episode 1:

We were blown away. And just for the record, before Howie’s comments, I turned to Jill and said, You know, I cannot believe this is about to come out of my mouth, but… doesn’t she remind you of— and Jill said, Janis Joplin?

Go catch up with all her stuff on YouTube. Not everything is as clean and refined (!) as this one is, but it’s all got that raw life energy.

And she’s 14, people. 14.

P.S. Howie could not sign her to a record deal but Simon could. And did.