The AWESOME! page has random music stuff that I think is cool. You never know what you will find here!
There are lots of amazing stories in music. Sometimes, I run across a story that I find particularly amazing – so much so, that I put them in the AWESOME! category. Here is the third of the ongoing series of Amazing Stories.
Marcelito Pomoy is a singer from The Philippines, and he has an absolutely amazing skill – he can sing with both a male tenor voice and a female soprano voice, interchanging between the two in mid-song. Imagine hearing a duet between a man and woman – and only a man is singing both parts. Crazy!
Pomoy discovered his talent while working at a poultry factory in The Philippines. In 2011, at the age of 25, he entered the talent contest Philipinas Got Talent, winning the competition. After his win, he appeared in variety shows in his country, and 2 studio albums were released.
In 2018, he performed Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli’s famous duet The Prayer in both English and Italian on a Manila radio station. It caught the attention of Ellen DeGeneres, who invited Pomoy to perform on her television show. He sang The Prayer as well as Beauty and the Beast to the amazement of the audience. His exposure in America grew in 2020 when he appeared on America’s Got Talent: The Champions, finishing in fourth place in the finals event. He first performed The Prayer, qualifying for the second round, where he sang Beauty and the Beast. Advancing to the semi-finals, he sang Con te partirò in Italian (originally made famous by Bocelli and Sarah Brightman). In the finals, he sang Queen’s We Are The Champions.
You must listen and watch him sing. You won’t believe what you hear and see. Check it out! Here is his performance of The Prayer on AGT: The Champions – it gives a little of his backstory too. AMAZING!