The teen musical duo Bars and Melody, made up of 15-year old Charlie Lenehan and 13-year-old Leondre Devries, recently made a splash on the reality TV show Britain’s Got Talent, impressing the judges and quickly becoming a fan favorite. But as soon as the video of their original anti-bullying song hit YouTube, these young talents won over more than the notoriously unimpressed Simon Cowell – they won over 23 million views and fans across the world.
Leondre explains that he wrote the lyrics for the rap portion of the song based on his own experiences. “I started rapping because I went through a very hard time in primary school. When I used to be down in the dumps, I used to write my raps. I could express myself through what I was writing down.”
These boys are inspiration in so many ways, from their ability to overcome bullying in their own communities, to finding a constructive outlet for their frustrations. Check out the clip below to see their heartwarming performance, and keep reading TeenBeing for more anti-bullying resources and inspirations.