The talent shows we love regularly feature us singers from talent shows that leave us in awe. Every now and then a singer comes along with a voice that reaches an octave so high that even Mariah Carey would be in awe. Here are 8 talented male performing singers who showcased such rare talent.
Jimmie Herrod so impressed the judges during his audition that he was awarded a Golden Buzzer. He performed “Tomorrow” from the hit Broadway musical Annie. Jimmie’s voice immediately stopped the room and shocked all of the judges, eventually giving him all a standing ovation. The Portland Oregon native advanced to the final, but failed against magician Dustin Tavella. Fans who miss Herrod can listen to his album Fall in love and learn to love myself.
Greg Pritchard taught us the whole lesson to never judge a book by its cover. In 2009, the England has an incredible talent the contestant walked on stage with his hair spiky and wearing a leather jacket. Watching it we thought we heard the next rock star, but we were wrong.
Pritchard sang Giacomo Puccini’s classic “Nessun Dormà”. Many fans as well as the judges watched in confusion. At one point one of the hosts believed that a recording was playing and Pritchard wasn’t actually singing, that’s how amazing he was.
Adam Lambert was the season 8 runner-up of American Idol. He took the Idol scene by storm, merging into its theatrical experience and giving it a rock star edge. His rendition of Aerosmith’s “Cryin” is considered one of the best performances on the American Idol stage. Lambert was so talented that the remaining members of Queen made him part of their iconic group. Shortly after his Idol season, Lambert embarks on a world tour with the group. Fans can now see Lambert on new talent show The shock of the cover bands.
Dimash Kudaibergen appeared on the talent show’s 2019 special, Best in the world. The crowd and the 50 expert judges were all on their feet, inspired by the voice of Dimash Kudaibergen. He performed “Alone,” and he got big. Adorned with an old gold set Masked singer alum, ended his performance by taking the audience on a journey through his six-octave scale.
The singer shocked everyone when he withdrew from the competition to allow the young singers to win. Recently, it was announced that Kudaibergen will be appearing on a new, untitled China-based reality TV show. The show will not be a song contest.
When Donovan opened his mouth during his season 16 America has talent hearing, Judge Sofia Vergara leaned over to Simon Cowell and asked “How does he do that?” Cowell simply replied “I don’t know”.
Donovan showed why he was a popular TikToker when he performed “Think of Me” by The Phantom of the Opera. The singer told the judges he was targeting Broadway. Last summer, Donovan performed in a concert with the PRIMA theater featuring music from Queen and Journey.
Che Chesterman appeared on X Factor United Kingdom in 2015. He started his rendition of “Who You Are” by Jessie J and his nerves showed. As he continued his performance, the cheers from the audience gave him enough confidence to show off his talent and reach high marks as his audition drew to a close. Chesterman is now working on music and touring the club scene after appearing on the show.
Sammulus played the legendary Sylvester in season 12 of America has talent. The singer showed his charisma as well as his energy when he brought the sense of spectacle to the To have talent stage. His “Mighty Real” performance at the Judges’ Cuts made the audience stand up. Sammulus continued to perform in shows after his stint at AGT, but he recently revealed he turned to relief work and helped feed more than 6,600 Afghan refugees at a military base.
Travis Pratt stood quietly above the audience and waited to surprise them all with his voice. During his Season 8 audition, Pratt showed viewers that he is an opera singer. The judges beamed, unsure of what to expect. Pratt continued to touch the hearts of viewers when he immediately proposed to his girlfriend. Pratt is now a fitness expert as well as a vocal coach.
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