Minnesota's 'young Adele' books appearance on 'Good Morning America'


Austin teen Molly Kate Kestner's whirlwind ride following the YouTube success of her song "His Daughter" is taking her to New York City, the Austin Daily Herald reports.

Kestner will perform the song – about an unexpected pregnancy and a woman’s relationship with God – on "Good Morning America" Wednesday, the paper says.

The Austin High School senior posted the impassioned piano ballad on YouTube Easter Sunday, and to date the video has amassed more than 5.5 million views.

Along the way, Kestner picked up national notice from outlets like Huffington Post, and celebrity endorsements from the likes of Ashley Judd and "Star Trek" legend George Takei – who wrote to his nearly 7 million Facebook followers that the song brought him to tears and asked, "Has America found its young Adele?"

Kestner said she recorded “His Daughter” for iTunes on Wednesday.

Kestner has performed at least once, publicly, since the video hit. Earlier this week, she was at Target Center to sing the national anthem before the Minnesota Lynx game, KAAL said.

Kestner told the Herald she's been getting calls from different record companies, and one big label told her it was alright not to rush her decision.

Right now, Kestner told the paper, she wants to focus on her senior year in school. In the near future, North Central college is the next step, she says.

“The plan is go to college and kind of see where God leads me,” Kestner said.

Kestner told the Herald that any money she makes from "His Daughter" will help pay for college. She also hopes to use any money earned from the song to help end sex trafficking.

On Twitter Thursday, Kestner focused on the plight of the nearly 300 Nigerian girls kidnapped by the Islamic militant group Boko Haram.

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