Passion and drive, with a sprinkle of ambition, are what gets you places in this life. Even if you don’t have a clear cut path, it’s the love that fills your heart when you do something that makes you happy, that helps steer you in the right direction. And the more you love it, the more you do it. And the more you do it, the better you get at it. And the better you get at it, the more you get noticed. And the more you get noticed, Ellen DeGeneres will find you and bring you on to her show to get you noticed even more!
Reuben de Maid from Cardiff, UK, is 12-years-old and he just appeared on “Little Big Shots” and, now, the “Ellen Show.” This kid’s got two passions in life and he ain’t afraid to sparkle!
His first passion is singing. When Ellen asks him how long he’s been singing, he says, “Since I could talk. I always begged my mom for a karaoke machine. And then one day she bought it and my sister and brother were so frustrated. They’d listen to it 24/7, blasting.” Reuben has some serious pipes and opens the show with his version of Jennifer Hudson’s “And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going.” He’s a mini version of Jennifer, blasting through her lyrics and slamming those high notes with ease. He’s powerful. He sounds well-rehearsed, and like he’s worked very hard on perfecting his craft! What a voice!