Musicians With Autism Rock The Socks Off The Judges With Inspiring Audition

One band, whose members all have autism, stunned the judges and the studio audience with their performance.

The world is unfortunately full of people who make snap, instant judgments of people. More times than not, these rulings are wrong. They are done with incomplete information or preconceived ideas based on faulty beliefs. Members of a band that appeared on Canada’s Got Talent know this situation too well.

Prior to their performance, the lead singer of ASD (autism spectrum disorder) Band explained that while every member of the band does have autism, it does not hold them back. They are all blessed with gifts and talents. 

“We’re different, but not less,” Rawan Tuffaha said. “And we all have abilities here that’ll blow your minds right on this very stage.”

ASD Band gives a stunning performance of Imagine Dragons’ “Follow You.” Seconds into their rendition of the hit song, the band has already won over the audience. The studio audience shows them love by cheering and clapping wildly.

Lilly thoroughly enjoyed the performance as well. She leaves her chair, stands and claps along to the beat of the music. The camera also catches Howie Mandel bobbing his head up and down as the musicians play on stage. 

The studio audience and the judges give the band a well-deserved standing ovation. The musicians appear to be touched by the warm reception to their performance. 

While they cover a well-known and popular song, the group changes it up, making it their own. ASD Band’s rendition of “Follow You” sounds like what would happen if No Doubt, Gwen Stefani’s band, played the song. Their version has a very 90s sound and feel to it. 

When it comes time for the judges to voice their feelings, Howie heaps praise on the band for their performance and for what they are doing for others.

“Listen, it’s wonderful that you are removing the stigma from what people think being on the spectrum is,” he said. “Or what people think being on the spectrum holds you back from doing.”

He also adds that he guarantees ASD Band would have still received a standing ovation even if no one knew they had autism. 

When it comes time to vote, the band gets four very emphatic yes votes. They are moving on to the next round of the competition! 

Ephesians 4:29 “Let no corrupt speech proceed out of your mouth, but such as is good for edifying as the need may be, that it may give grace to them that hear.”


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