Denise Bestman, Sixth Grader From Staten Island, Stars In Target Ad
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An 11-year-old Staten Island girl who sang with her school’s chorus last year at the Academy Awards is back in the spotlight.
LISTEN: 1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera reports
The commercial features Denise riding in a bus singing Adele’s hit “Rolling in the Deep” until she’s joined by other girls. The song then changes into Adele’s version.
Watch the commercial below:
The Staten Island sixth grader says she was so excited when the commercial aired.
“I was watching the Grammys and my mom was actually sleeping and when I saw myself on the TV I woke her up and was like, ‘Mom, mom that’s me on the TV, that’s me on the Grammys,'” she told 1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera.
Target reportedly tracked down Denise from a video of her on YouTube leading the P.S 22 chorus in a version of “Rolling in the Deep.”
Watch the P.S 22 chorus sing Adele’s song below:
Last year, she sang “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” with her chorus at the Oscars. She now goes to Edwin Markham Intermediate School.