As it turns out, “Granny G” (AKA Paula Nelson, 80) is from our county! according to my sources. The hazel-eyed Nelson has a fine “alto” voice, according to a bio.
“America’s Got Talent has had its share of eclectic acts, but Tuesday’s episode featured one of the most unique that we’ve seen to date,” writes TV Guide.
“Eighty-year-old Paula Nelson (aka Granny G) isn’t about to let her age — or walker — stop her from achieving her lifelong dream of being an entertainer. Clad in a pink dress, strands of pearls and orthopedic shoes, Granny G took the stage and instantly won over the audience and judges with her family values-inspired rap performance.”
“Granny G Quickly Becoming TV and Internet Star After Surprising Rap,” said the headline in Social Barrel.
“Granny G, 80 – Former Real Estate Broker,” wrote one reviewer. “She entered the stage with her walker – so inspiring. She shared her opinions on family values in a mixture of rapping and standup. Hilarious!”
A review in Rolling Stone is here.
America’s Got Talent celebrity judges — Sharon Osbourne, Howard Stern and Howie Mandel — all gave “Granny G” a thumbs up, meaning she goes to Las Vegas for more competition.
Congratulations “Granny G”! She now has a Facebook page too.
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