Bullied 11-Year-Old Roberta Battaglia Inspires With 'Scars To Your Beautiful'

Bullied 11-Year-Old Roberta Battaglia Inspires With 'Scars To Your Beautiful'

You may remember Roberta from her first audition. When Roberta first stepped on stage, she was full of nerves.


Before her performance, she even needed a moment to calm herself. But as soon as the music started, we all realized that Roberta is unlike any other voice on the show.

She belted out the lyrics to ‘Shallow’ by Lady Gaga and had the entire theater on their feet. Roberta was overcome with emotion and even shared that she experience bullying so this moment of acceptance meant a lot.

The entire performance and touching backstory was enough for Roberta to earn the golden buzzer from newest judge Sophia Vergara. For her next performance, Roberta poured her heart out with a stunning rendition of ‘You Say’ during the semi-finals. Now, she is in the finals and this young talent isn’t holding anything back.

“But there's a hope that's waiting for you in the dark
You should know you're beautiful just the way you are
And you don't have to change a thing, the world could change its heart
No scars to your beautiful, we're stars and we're beautiful”

Over these past weeks, we have watched Roberta emerge from her shell and transform into a confident, young singer. Even though she didn’t win the competition, I have a feeling that we’ll be seeing Roberta for long, long time.