Singer Andrew De Leon made a strong impression during the Texas auditions of the NBC reality competition show, not just for his unique look but for his even more stunning voice.
Rocking an all-black outfit, dark heavy eyeliner, and white contact lenses, the 19-year-old makeup artist instantly won over the crowd with his unexpectedly capable operatic skill.
The performance was even more surprising considering that not only was De Leon self taught, he had never sang in front of anyone before.
He's already receiving comparisons to breakout "Britain's Got Talent" sensation Susan Boyle.
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