Watch Canadian Teen Lauren Spencer-Smith’s Unseen Performance On ‘American Idol’

Lauren Spencer-Smith has earned everyone’s respect.

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Last week on “American Idol”, the 16-year-old from Nanaimo, B.C., wowed audiences and judges alike with her powerful take on an Aretha Franklin classic.

Spencer-Smith performed a show-stopping rendition of “Respect” in Hawaii that had everyone on their feet.

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The performances earned her a spot in the top 20; on Twitter, Lionel Richie couldn’t stop heaping praise on the young singer.

Spencer-Smith’s performance quickly gained her a fan base with the show deciding to release an unseen performance the following week.


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