It was hot.

But seeing the happy faces lined along the parade route, no one seemed to mind. Everyone was on hand to celebrate Kemp native Kadie Lynn.

Why? If you haven't heard, Kadie Lynn stepped out on a stage in front of hundreds in an auditorium, millions on TV and four judges and sang for them. When she was done, the crowd was on their feet and the judges were smiling.

Those judges, Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum and Simon Cowell, are on America's Got Talent, the excellent talent show on NBC each Tuesday night. Kadie received four "yes's" and is on to the round of the talent competition.

Kadie Lynn was in town to celebrate her success with a parade and concert for her friends, family and new fans. I was on Facebook Live during the parade, check it out below.

 

Kadie Lynn Parade

Posted by 101.5 KNUE on Thursday, June 30, 2016

After the parade, she went on stage at the Gun Barrel Pavilion and performed for all who gathered, starting with the song she used during her audition.

It was awesome seeing everyone come together to celebrate Kadie and her success. By the way, she's only 12 years old.