WATCH: 6-year-old singer Heavenly Joy Jerkins' incredible performance before the RNC

The young star, who's the daughter of producer Rodney Jerkins, has a voice that needs to be heard to be believed

By Amanda Marcotte
July 22, 2016 3:52AM (UTC)
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Rehearsals for the fourth night of the RNC were exciting stuff. First, a child prodigy named Heavenly Joy Jerkins belts her heart out, showing off chops no 6-year-old should have.
Jerkins was scheduled to perform tonight at RNC before the main lineup of speakers kick off. The child star is the daughter of record producer Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins, who told Entertainment Tonight, that she's the "No. 1 diva he's ever worked with."
Then, in a perfect moment of kitsch, a country singer played his ode to Donald Trump, "Make America Great Again".

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