Elsa girl gets national attention
POSTED: Friday, July 19, 2013 - 3:44pm
UPDATED: Saturday, July 20, 2013 - 9:23am
ELSA, TX (KVEO NEWS CENTER 23) — Genesis Nava has got a pair of pipes on her. You may recognize the 11-year-old Elsa native from America's Got Talent.
"I never performed in front of a big crowd like that," she said. "It was my first time and I never experienced anything like that until I auditioned."
Nava made it past the audition in San Antonio; where her dad agreed to take her to a Justin Bieber concert if she tried out for the show. She earned a trip for the family to go to Las Vegas, but couldn't make the next step to New York City.
"It didn't happen. I was very sad," Genesis said. "But it didn't crush my dreams of becoming a singer because i'm still going to pursue my dream of singing."
The family said it's a bit relieved Genesis didn't make it through. For them, it's been a long eight month journey. For the time being, she's going to sing at local venues in the Valley. And said maybe in the future, she'd like to try out for American Idol or try America's Got Talent one more time.
"We didn't think she would get this far, honestly," said Ruben Nava, Genesis' dad. "We thought it'd be something nice to do, an adventure."
Genesis, whose friends call her Genny, is learning how to play the guitar and piano. She started singing at church, where her grandfather is a minister.
She said if singing doesn't work out, she'd like to be a doctor or marine biologist.