Leondre, 13, and his 15-year-old pal Charlie sure know how to command a crowd and get Simon Cowell’s attention.
The duo, named Bars & Melody, took the Britain’s Got Talent audience and judges on a roller coaster of emotions with their heart-warming, anti-bullying message — which they delivered in an original rap song.
Here’s why it’s even more touching: Leondre, the cute one who spits bars, used to get bullied in elementary school. To feel better, he would rap.
“When I used to be down in the dumps I would write down my raps. I could express myself through what I was writing down,” Leondre said.
Now, with his BFF Charlie by his side, he spits out his powerful message, all the while keeping the crowd entertained.
“We really want people to listen and hear our lyrics that are in our song,” Leondre said.
And listen they did. Mr. Tough Love himself, Simon Cowell, couldn’t say anything bad about their performance.
“I listened to every word,” he said. “I think that record could be a hit. I really, really like you two.”
With their combined cuteness, talent and charm, we’re banking on seeing them rise to the top.