S1 | E8 | Airdate: 09/02/2012
Missouri-based Von Smith is a powerhouse singer that is ready to seize an opportunity he once missed. So when Olivia surprises him with the chance to open up for Lady Gaga, he's all in! But in order to take the stage in front of all the Little Monsters, Von must come out of his shell and flourish as a young artist. Von's biggest struggle surrounds his religious differences with his mother. And on top of issues at home, Von appears to be much more shy than his YouTube persona. Nigel's team is tasked with bringing out the best in Von and building his confidence so he can reign supreme on Gaga's stage.