Brooke Simpson, a contestant on NBC's “The Voice,” brought the house down Monday with a stirring rendition of “Amazing Grace.”
Simpson's version of the beloved hymn was so popular, it jumped to No. 2 on the iTunes charts right after she performed it on the national TV show, Charisma News reported.
I AM #2 ON THE OVERALL ITUNES CHARTS. AND ITS ALL BECAUSE OF YOU.
Thank you so so so much from the depths of my heart. Tonight was so special. I am just so overwhelmed. I can’t say it enough, thank you. 💛🎉🌟🤟🏽#teambrooke #TeamChickenNugget #teammiley #thevoice #voicetop10 pic.twitter.com/iFgO2Hd6MD
— Brooke Simpson 🦄 (@brookesimpson) December 5, 2017
The singer, who is being coached by the increasingly liberal Miley Cyrus, performed “Amazing Grace” with the help of the Campus Choir at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee.
Right after Simpson performed the Christian classic, written by former slave trader John Newton in 1772, Cyrus took to Twitter to praise the young singer and encourage her followers to purchase the song:
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) December 5, 2017
As it turns out, the song has a deep meaning for Simpson. Both of her parents, she told The News & Observer, are evangelists.
“Songs like this are the reason why I fell in love with music,” she said. “My mom and dad are full-time evangelists. Growing up every weekend, we would travel from church to church and witness the power of music. Songs like 'Amazing Grace' let me know that this is what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.”
Watch the powerful performance below.