People don’t always work in the profession that maximizes their talents and Jahmene Douglas was no exception. He set the X Factor judges’ expectations low when he tells them he worked as the markdown clerk in a Walmart. But after his audition, people knew this supermarket worker would be changing jobs.
“I’ve always dreamt about being a singer,” Jahmene said. “Everyone has their thing. And my thing is singing. And he knew that talent shows like X Factor have become vehicles for people to showcase exceptional talents, provided they have them. Well when Jahmene he started singing, he blew them away!
For his audition, Jahmene chose to sing “At Last,” a popular song that was written in 1941 and covered by many artists over the years. But the most famous version is arguably the one recorded by Etta James in 1960–it’s been featured in many films, TV shows, and commercials over the years, and is considered one of the greatest vocal performances of all time.
Well once he opens his mouth, the judges had no doubt about this Walmart clerk: Douglas absolutely did Etta James proud. Watch the video below and please leave us a Facebook comment to let us know what you thought!
Ten years later, Britain’s The Sun newspaper caught up with Douglas and to see what happened to the X Factor contestant after finishing second. Check out The Sun’s Article that tells what he’s been up to, what’s going on with his singing career and pictures of what he looks like now!
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