Even after I read the headlines about Andrew De Leon being a goth Susan Boyle, I did NOT expect what came out of his mouth.
De Leon talks about being inspired by Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie growing up. ”They really became an escape for someone like me who felt that I was an outsider. Growing up I was alienated,” he says.
His audition for America’s Got Talent was the first time he’s sung in front of anyone in his life (including his family) and his voice was absolutely beautiful. The judges were shocked when the operatic music came on — they expected some type of rock — proving that you shouldn’t make judgements based on how someone looks.
De Leon, who is a makeup artist, literally made people in the audience cry and got a deserved standing ovation at the end. Now I must remind you of the obligatory lessons learned: there’s a star in everyone, don’t make judgements about someone based on how they look. GO FOR YOUR DREAMS.
Watch it here: