Anna Clendening on season 9 of America's Got Talent

ABOUT Anna Clendening

A native of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Anna Clendening grew up writing and performing for her friends, school and church. But her desire to sing was sidelined after being diagnosed with anxiety and depression. Anna has always been an outgoing and active person, and she turned to writing and performing music online as a way of coping with the severity of her condition. Within just a few months, her posted videos gained a loyal following, and Anna found her voice again. She now spends a great deal of her time working to raise awareness of youth depression and anxiety, and sharing the stories of fans with similar experiences. It is her goal on America's Got Talent to show people that no matter what condition you may be facing, it's possible to realize your dreams.