Emmanuel Kelly shares his life story before embarking on his musical journey on The X Factor Australia: he was born in Iraq during the war and his parents abandoned him and his brother in a shoebox. Fortunately, that was not the end of his story: an Australian woman brought them home. Soon she adopted the kids and gave them what Emmanuel said was a good life, calling her his hero.
Before the performance even started, I couldn’t help myself as the tears trickled down–it was a powerful introduction and I knew the performance would be highly emotional. For his audition, Emmanuel he chose John Lennon’s “Imagine” and I knew the emotion would continue for the rest of the performance.
“Imagine” is a powerful and iconic song written by John Lennon, which has become one of the most recognizable and beloved songs in the history of music. Released in 1971, the song features a simple, yet powerful piano melody and lyrics that call for a world without borders, religions, or possessions.
The song is a powerful plea for peace, love, and unity, and has become a symbol of hope for millions around the world. Lennon’s message is clear and universal, calling for people to imagine a world without division and strife. The song’s enduring popularity is a testament to its timeless message, and it remains as relevant today as it was over 50 years ago.
And watching and listening to Emmanuel sing it, the song takes on unbelievable power and meaning. The judges can’t help but be overwhelmed with emotion, I couldn’t either, and you may not yourself. Watch the full video below and please leave us a Facebook comment to let us know what you thought!
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