Andrew De Leon walked onto the America’s Got Talent stage with raven-black hair, clear-blue contact lenses and black-leather clothes. With his goth-emo appearance, it makes sense that he’s a makeup artist — but he also proves why you should never judge a book by its cover.
In the incredible clip below, 19-year-old Andrew steps on stage to sing in public for the first time ever. He says he has felt rejected all his life, and has always felt too intimidated to share his voice with the world.
Andrew is a self-taught singer with no vocal training. For years, he hid away in his room, hiding his God-given talent.
Even Andrew’s own parents had never heard him sing before.
But when the shy teen opens his mouth to sing, the judges are in complete awe. I don’t want to give it away… but they never expected that voice to come out of him!
It’s no wonder Andrew’s audition, which took place in 2012, went massively viral with over 50 million YouTube views.