Instead Of Graduation Speech, Teen Wows Entire Class With Soulful Remake Of “7 Years”

He may only be 18-years-old, but JP Wallace is the real deal. During his high school graduation from Lapeer High School (which is outside of Detroit), JP wowed the audience with his own special version of the hit song, “7 Years” by Lukas Graham.

In JP’s rendition, he covers the progression of growing up alongside his classmates. His lyrics start out with a story of his mom, telling him to make friends as a little boy, and then quickly make the transition to reminiscing on everyone he’s gotten to know during his time at school.

As he sings, Wallace glides back and forth across the floor with confidence, motioning to the crowd like a true performer. And with every verse, his message becomes more meaningful and more emotional.

By the end, after acknowledging that their friendships may drift apart, his classmates are audibly touched by his words and thoughtfulness as he promises he will never forget the memories they made together.

If you look closely, you can even see the professors–sitting directly behind JP–get a bit teary-eyed.

I know the send off Wallace provided is one that those seniors will never forget and I can’t wait to see where his career ends up!

Watch JP’s powerful performance in the video below.

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