Saturday, June 9, 2012

Is Andrew De Leon America's Susan Boyle?

Andrew De Leon vs. Susan Boyle
      We've waited for someone to take center stage on America's Got Talent and morph themselves into an instant celebrity.  Such was the case when Andrew De Leon first appeared on June 5th as a heavy metal teen goth make-up artist, fan of Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie, and poised to
give what would more than likely be a ridiculous rock performance.  Instead, he opened his painted lips with a falsetto operatic interpretation of Puccini's "O Mio Babbino Caro".  Perfectly pitched, the audience was almost instantly on their feet.  Even Dexter perked up his ears!  

      From there, the judges questioned his training (none) and prior public performances (none).  His self proclamation of rejection by others and not really being good at anything tore at the audience's emotions for a story current with today's headlines of bullying.

      His performance was on YouTube in a matter of minutes!  What reaction will De Leon get now?  The drama (talent show) continues.

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