Esmée says she decided to post her first video on YouTube simply because she loved to sing. "I just had this idea because I saw all these other videos and I said, why not? You know, I love to sing. I love to hear what other people think about it. So I just wanted to get an opinion," she says.
Before her big break, Esmée was waitressing in a pancake house. "But I was really terrible. I'm not really good with plates and stuff," she says.
Esmé elaborates on her lack of waitressing talent after the show.
She had also never performed in front of an audience other than her friends or family. Now, she's sung in front of 50,000 people at the Amsterdam Arena opening for Justin Timberlake!
In fact, Justin originally had trouble tracking Esmée down because she had no personal information on the Internet. When he finally found her, she says she was suspicious. "People pretend to be celebrities all the time on the Internet so I wasn't really sure," she says. "And then it happened and I took it seriously after a couple of times when I got so many e-mails."
"You know what I loved hearing you say on that tape? That all of the dreams that you have had so far have come true, including standing here and being here with [Chad and Steve], who made it all possible and that you were going to keep dreaming big," Oprah says. "That's what I want you to do—keep dreaming big. God only knows."