Reuben “Little Big Shots” Video: 11-Year-Old Singer Performs “Summertime” On Finale – WATCH!

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Reuben Little Big Shots

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Reuben Little Big Shots


Reuben performed “Summertime” during the season two finale of “Little Big Shots” on Wednesday. Check out the video below!

“Little Big Shots” became a ratings hit when it premiered on NBC last year. From the creative minds of Ellen DeGeneres and Steve Harvey, each episode features little kids showing why they’re, well, big shots. The pint-sized participants range from singers like Reuben to gymnastics experts and budding scientists.

11-year-old Reuben was first welcomed on to the program for an episode that aired in late April. For that appearance, he stunned the studio audience by belting the Dreamgirls classic, “And I Am Telling You.” (See video below.) The Wales native amusingly admitted to host Harvey afterward that he thought his invitation on to the show was “spam” when he was first contacted by producers.

Fortunately, he and his family realized the offer was legitimate, and traveled to the United States for the taping. Suddenly he went from singing with a karaoke machine in his living room (and annoying his sister) to performing on television. Harvey predicted at the time, “Man, your phone gonna be ringing.”

Well, it later rang with another invitation from “Little Big Shots,” this time to return for the final episode of the season. The tween, with his perfectly coiffed hair, showed off his pipes with Ella Fitzgerald’s iconic song. Coincidentally or not, his two picks for the show have both been performed by “American Idol” standouts.

Fantasia sang “Summertime” on the FOX competition before winning, and while Jennifer Hudson was eliminated that same season, she later won an Oscar for her role in the Dreamgirls movie, in which she won raves for “And I Am Telling You.” Watch Rebuen’s new and old “Little Big Shots” performances below!

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