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10 Seriously Talented People Who Knocked Our Socks Off In 2022

a two-photo collage. on the left there is a picture of 7-year-old anastasiia tiurina smiling as she plays “valenki” on her balalaika with the national academic orchestra of russian folk. on the right there is a picture of Kenedi Anderson auditioning for American Idol.

As we wrap up another year, we love to look back and reflect on some of the most inspiring stories of 2022.

Making the decision to share your talent with the world is brave, and we’re awe-struck by anyone who puts themself out there! Our hats are off to everyone who auditioned, performed, and worked diligently behind the scenes to improve themselves and hone their crafts.

1. “American Idol” judge Lionel Richie got emotional when this 18-year-old singer performed in front of an audience for the first time ever… and so did we!

2. You can’t truly appreciate synchronized swimming until you’ve seen these incredible athletes performing to Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway To Heaven.”

3. This 15-year-old football player shocked the crowd by hitting every note of the National Anthem before the big game. Talk about multi-talented!

4. Keith Urban invites young fan on stage, handed her a guitar, and had his mind blown by how good she is!

5. We weren’t sure what to expect when “American Idol” judges asked this performer to make a last-minute change, but he absolutely nailed “Stand By Me” by Ben E. King.

6. We first met Sunisa Lee at the Tokyo Olympics, where she earned a gold medal. Back at home, she’s making gymnastic history by mastering incredibly difficult moves.

7. Soloist performs with her balalaika in front of a full orchestra. Did we mention she’s only 7 years old?

8. Even Josh Groban was surprised when the shy girl he pulled from the audience matched him note-for-note.

9. This dancer is busting stereotypes and proving that talent comes in all shapes and sizes.

10. You just have to hear the singer Katy Perry called, “the biggest star we’ve ever seen” during her audition for “American Idol.”

These stories remind us that it’s not where you come from, what you look like, or how much money you have in the bank… it’s all about hard work and natural talent! We can’t wait to see what the next year brings.

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