When Johnny Manuel took to the stage of America’s Got Talent, Simon Cowell wasn’t expecting to hear he was a teen R&B sensation. Dropped from his record label at 17 years old and seeking a comeback in his thirties, Johnny’s voice — trained like a pro — stunned both the audience and AGT’s star judges during his spot-on rendition of “I Want Nothing” by Whitney Houston. When Jonny hit the chorus, Simon’s eyes lit up, as if to say – he’s just discovered the next superstar. There’s a reason Johnny’s audition has 24m views on YouTube — his passion is immense, pouring with raw emotive power as he manoeuvres key changes like a soul superstar, and all without a hint of autotune, moving all four judges to a unanimous vote. Watch Jonny’s stunning audition on The Music Man below

Johnny Manuel captivated audiences in 2017 with his powerful rendition of Whitney Houston’s timeless soul ballad, “I Have Nothing,” on the 12th season of America’s Got Talent. His performance was a mesmerizing blend of passion and precision, igniting the audience and earning rapturous applause.

This wasn’t Johnny’s first time in the spotlight. The Michigan-born singer had made his professional debut 18 years earlier. At just 14, he signed a record deal with Warner Music Group as an R&B artist. During this early phase of his career, he opened for major stars such as Jay-Z and Destiny’s Child, and toured with NSYNC. His debut single, “I Got You,” can still be found on YouTube, a hidden gem waiting to be rediscovered.

Rate article
Add a comment

;-) :| :x :twisted: :smile: :shock: :sad: :roll: :razz: :oops: :o :mrgreen: :lol: :idea: :grin: :evil: :cry: :cool: :arrow: :???: :?: :!: