Meet Twelve Year Old Singing Sensation: Grant Landis

5 years ago

It’s not every day you meet a twelve year-old kid who can carry a tune, much less one who can do so while enjoying a game of billiards.  Unless, of course, you happen to be lucky enough to live in Joplin, MO and invite Grant Landis and his dad over to your house. 

Even though our family has been friends with the Landis Family for several years now, I was still unprepared for the brief a cappella performance I witnessed last April as Grant and my daughter competed in a game of pool.

Grant had recently wrapped up his tryouts for this season’s “X Factor” talent search and was patiently waiting for news about the show’s final cut.

“Mike, seriously, can he sing?” I asked my friend after he explained the audition process for the hit show.  “I mean, you know, every parent thinks his or her kid is talented.”

In lieu of a reply, my friend simply said, “Grant, sing something for Dawn.”

What I then heard was absolutely jaw-dropping.  Grant proceeded to sing a cover of Bruno Mars’s “The Lazy Song” that was almost indistinguishable from the original performer’s version. All while still playing pool.

“Holy cow, Mike, your kid can sing!” I yelled. (Literally, I yelled this.  That’s how exciting it was to listen to Grant sing.)

Fast forward eight months and Grant Landis now has his very own Official YouTube Video and three original songs (that he wrote, no less) available for purchase on iTunes. And, talk about a cutie pie!  This kid is the total package!

So, gather your twelve year-old daughters - and all their friends - around the computer and check out his video.  And then prepare yourself to be known as the coolest mom on the block for finding this fresh new, cute talent.  You can thank me in the comments section below!

 

 

Follow Grant on Twitter at @grantlandis, or InstaGram at instagram.com/grantlandis.  He can also be found on Facebook.



 

For more posts like this, come see me at www.sinceyouaskeddawn.com

This is an article written by a member of the SheKnows Community. The SheKnows editorial team has not edited, vetted or endorsed the content of this post. Want to join our amazing community and share your own story? Sign up here.
comments

More from entertainment

Entertainment
by Christina Marfice | 34 minutes ago
Entertainment
by Christina Marfice | 3 hours ago
Entertainment
by Christina Marfice | 4 hours ago
Entertainment
by Julie Sprankles | 17 hours ago
Entertainment
by Julie Sprankles | 19 hours ago
Entertainment
by Julie Sprankles | 20 hours ago
Entertainment
by Kristyn Burtt | 21 hours ago
Entertainment
by Caroline Goddard | 21 hours ago
Entertainment
by Christina Marfice | a day ago
Entertainment
by Christina Marfice | a day ago
Entertainment
by Christina Marfice | a day ago
Entertainment
by Christina Marfice | a day ago
Entertainment
by Julie Sprankles | 2 days ago
Entertainment
by Christina Marfice | 2 days ago
Entertainment
by Christina Marfice | 2 days ago