Best Moments of 2012 - Katy Perry and Jodi DiPiazza Sing "Firework"

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Katy Perry and 11-year-old Jodi DiPiazza perform a duet of the hit song "Firework." (7:54)

>> WE HAVE TOLD YOU WHY PEOPLE

WITH AUTISM CAN BE REACHING

THEIR POTENTIAL.

THAT IS WHY WE ARE HERE

TONIGHT.

THAT IS WHY WE ARE DOING.

THIS LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT

HAPPENS WHEN SOMEONE ACTUALLY

GETS THAT CHANCE.

>> JODI WAS DIAGNOSED RIGHT

BEFORE HER SECOND BIRTHDAY.

>> THEY TOLD US "WE DON'T KNOW

WHAT CAUSES AUTISM.

IT IS A LIFELONG DISABILITY.

THERE IS NO CURE FOR IT.

DON'T EXPECT TOO MUCH."

>> WELL, THESE DREAMS I HAD

FOR HER, ALL OF A SUDDEN, THEY

VANISHED.

>> AT THREE YEARS OLE, SHE

STARTED SCHOOL.

AND SHE WENT TO A FULL DAY OF

INTENSIVE THERAPY.

CONSTANT TEACHING.

WHEN SHE CAME HOME, DID

ANOTHER TWO HOURS OF THERAPY

IN THE HOUSE.

>> THE TIME THAT SHE STARTED

WITH US, SHE WAS REALLY BARELY

ABLE TO FORM A SENTENCE.

COULDN'T REALLY SPEAK.

JODI WOULD ENGAGE IN PRETTY

SEVERE TANTRUMS WHEN YOU

DISRUPTED ROUTINES.

IF THINGS DIDN'T GO HER WAY.

SHE WOULD BECOME AGGRESSIVE.

SHE MIGHT TIP OVER CHAIRS, TIP

OVER TABLES, CRY, SCREAM.

VERY, VERY DISTRACTED.

>> LET'S GO TO THE KITCHEN.

>> THANK YOU.

>> ALMOST EVERYTHING WE TAUGHT

HER FROM A VERY YOUNG AGE...

WE WERE EXTREMELY LUCKY TO

HAVE GOTTEN INTO A PROGRAM

WHERE MY CHILD WAS ABLE TO

ACCESS EXACTLY WHAT SHE

NEEDED.

>> WE PICKED UP EARLY ON THAT

SHE IS VERY INTERESTED IN

MUSIC.

ANYTHING SHE WOULD HEAR, SHE

WOULD WALK OVER TO HER

KEYBOARD AND START PLAYING.

>> SHE LOVES MUSIC.

SHE LOVES SONGS.

SHE IS MAKING HERSELF KNOWN.

SHE PUTS EVERYTHING INTO IT.

IT'S BEEN DIFFICULT, HARD.

BUT IT IS AMAYING HOW FAR SHE

HAS COME.

>> YOU WERE AFRAID SHE WOULD

NEVER SPEAK.

NEVER DREAMING THAT SHE WOULD

SING OR EVEN BE ABLE TO

UNDERSTAND.

AND AS THE EDUCATION CONTINUES,

I HAVE TAKEN OFF THAT IDEA

THERE IS SOME LIMIT ON HER.

BECAUSE SHE, YOU KNOW,

CONTINUALLY PROVES THAT IS NOT

TRUE.

>> HELLO, EVERYBODY.

I'M GOING TO PLAY "FIREWORK"

BY ONE OF MY FAVORITE SINGERS.

KATY PERRY.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

♪ DO YOU EVER FEEL LIKE A

PLASTIC BAG, DIPPING THROUGH

THE WIND, WANTING TO START

AGAIN, DO YOU EVER FEEL IT'S

OKAY, BUT THEN LIKE A HOUSE OF

CARDS, THE WALLS ARE CAVING IN

♪ DO YOU EVER FEEL, I KNOW

THERE ARE THINGS, DO YOU KNOW

THAT THERE IS STILL A CHANCE

FOR YOU ♪

♪ BECAUSE THERE IS A SPARK IN

YOU, YOU GOT IT ♪

♪ MAKE THEM GO AWAY, I CAN

SHOOT ACROSS THE SKY ♪

♪ YOU DON'T HAVE TO FEEL LIKE

A WASTE OF SPACE, YOU ARE

ORIGINAL, CANNOT BE REPLACED ♪

♪ IF YOU ONLY KNEW WHAT THE

FUTURE HOLDS, AFTER A

HURRICANE, THERE I GO ♪

♪ MAY BE THE REASON WHY, WHY

ALL THE GIRLS ARE CLOSE ♪

♪ OFF GLOW, AND WHEN IT ICE

TIME YOU WILL KNOW ♪

♪ LIKE THE FOURTH OF JULY

♪ SHOOT ACROSS THE SKY, GOING

TO LEAVE US ALL BEHIND ♪

♪ (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

♪ (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

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