Blind Filipino Boy Goes Viral For Effortlessly Singing Sam Smith Song At Appliance Store
He has since caught the attention of Sam Smith.
A video of a Filipino boy belting out Too Good At Goodbyes by Sam Smith at an appliance store has taken the Internet by storm
On Wednesday, 5 February, Facebook user Trixie Madison uploaded the video, which has already received more than 10 million views and 333,000 shares at the time of writing.
Since then, people have been going nuts over his voice.
It even captured the attention of Sam Smith himself!
"WHO IS THIS KID!!!!? YOU ARE OUT OF THIS UNIVERSE WHOEVER YOU ARE," the multi-Grammy Award winner tweeted on Saturday, 8 February.
American Idol season one winner and The Voice judge Kelly Clarkson also tweeted in response, "This video has been going around my team as well! This kid is insane!!"
It turns out that the guy in the video is Carl Malone Montecido, an extremely talented, visually-impaired singer from the Philippines
He was a former finalist on the Filipino amateur singing competition Tawag ng Tanghalan (translated as Call of the Stage), a segment of the noontime program It's Showtime.According to Rappler, Carl competed during the 2016 - 2017 edition of the contest.
Being blind is no hindrance for this young man. At the age of 11, he also joined Pilipinas Got Talent 2010.
According to ViralManila, Carl did a live video thanking everyone for their positive response and mentioned that he and his friend were not skipping class and had visited the shop after school.