Celina Smith, come get your Emmy. Last night, the 13-year-old newcomer established herself as a future star with her powerful performance in NBC's Annie Live!. Smith, who won the role of Annie after a nationwide search, was a natural as she performed some of Broadway's most iconic numbers, including "Hard-Knock Life," "Tomorrow," and finale number "I Don't Need Anything But You," which she performed alongside Harry Connick Jr.'s Daddy Warbucks.
Fans desperate for another glimpse of Smith can catch her in Nickelodeon's Young Dylan, in which she plays supporting character Rebecca Wilson. Annie Live! is also available to stream on Peacock.
Claire Spellberg Lustig is the Senior Editor at Primetimer and a scholar of The View. Follow her on Twitter at @c_spellberg.
TOPICS: Annie Live!, Celina Smith