A lot of people would love to win it big and become the next superstar. Unfortunately, not everyone has the talent. Even those who have the talent will go up against huge odds before they can reach their dreams. For some of them, being given the opportunity to try is enough.
For one contestant, though, her unassuming disposition and appearance belie the power of her voice. When she went on stage, no one could have known the kind of voice she possessed. Her performance blew everyone away and amazed the judges.
When Georgia Burgess stepped on stage for the X Factor UK auditions, she looked like your ordinary millennial. The judges had mild looks on their faces, but they weren’t expecting anything grand. After all, Georgia was just dressed in a black top and a striped pair of pants.
Georgia herself looked a bit nervous and unsure. She only smiled when a few people from the audience cheered and howled. When the music started, she bopped her head and moved her arm and the stadium grew silent.
But then she belted out the first note of The Jackson 5’s “Who’s Loving You”, and infamous judge Simon Cowell couldn’t believe his eyes — and ears! His head snapped up, and he sat staring at her, blinking owlishly. Another judge hung his jaw as he watched Georgia pacing on the stage, belting out high notes as if it was nothing.
The crowd went wild. They cheered and took out their phones to snap pictures and take videos of her. Some people in the audience couldn’t even believe how good Georgia was. There were stunned looks on their faces. Towards the end of her performance the judges gave her all smiles.
When she finished singing, this time, it was her jaw that dropped. All four judges of the competition gave her a standing ovation. She covered her mouth in shock, and she was teary-eyed when she looked at the audience. Her hands were even trembling as she took in the supportive crowd.
The twenty-year-old never imagined she would receive such a reaction from the audience and the judges. But Georgia isn’t a stranger to performing on stage. According to The Sun, she has performed at several music fests and has even shared the stage with artists like Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran, and Little Mix, among others.
What a lot of people don’t know about her is that she has represented the United Kingdom before…in karate competitions. Not only does she have a powerful voice, she also has a black belt in martial arts!
It’s a performance that’s giving people goosebumps.
Although multiple people have stepped into the lead roles over the years, Nick Pitera wanted it all and wasn’t content with playing just one part. Since there’s probably no production on the planet that would allow him to perform as Christine, he decided to take matters into his own hands. In a unique medley that’s unlike anything else out there, Nick sings the roles of Raoul, Christine, and the Phantom all rolled into one, and his eye-popping solo act is stunning audiences everywhere!
What was originally written as a novel in 1909 by Frenchman Gaston Leroux was transformed into one of the world’s most beloved and well-known musicals by Andrew Lloyd Webber. His famous production opened in London’s West End in 1986, with a large ensemble cast that’s come to be expected of this successful show.
Some musicals seem to do fine with one just person behind the wheel, but Phantom of the Opera isn’t usually one that comes to mind. After all, how can you possibly switch back and forth between Christine’s soprano and the Phantom’s baritone? Well, when you’ve been blessed with a captivating vocal range like Nick, then you can do anything you want!
Nick wasn’t going to let his talents go to waste, so he put his vocal range to the ultimate test with a gorgeous medley of the show’s most popular songs. In his “One Man Phantom of the Opera” production, he looks almost exactly the same in all three parts, with subtle differences in his clothing that’s worthy of those fun “spot the differences” visual brain teasers.
Of course, that’s where the similarities end. Nick starts off by singing as Christine, but that lovely feminine voice can’t possibly be his. As soon as he opens his mouth you’ll wonder if he’s just lipsyncing to a recording, but believe it or not, it’s all Nick! His high-pitch doesn’t falter for one second, and if you close your eyes, you can’t even tell that it’s a man singing “Think Of Me.”
But, then Nick astonishes everyone when he effortlessly switches over to Raoul and sounds exactly like a man is supposed to sound. But, the fun really starts when Nick starts singing a duet as both Raoul and Christine! Of course, there’s no Phantom of the Opera without the Phantom, and he does not disappoint in his role as the opera house’s ghostly resident.
As Nick cycles through “Think Of Me,” “All I Ask Of You,” and “Wishing You Were Somehow Here,” one has to wonder just how many more roles he could take on if he really put his mind to it. The only reason this talented man doesn’t have his own live one man show probably has to do with all the costume changes being a logistical nightmare. In the meantime, Nick has definitely got his act together.
This “One Man Phantom of the Opera” actually has a very ladylike surprise.