There are a million and one reasons why someone would audition for one of the many talent shows. Sure, they all want to prove that they have what it takes to win, but every contestant has a different motivation or support system that nudges them to take the extra step to really put themselves out there.
For some it’s a parent, for some it’s their own self-esteem, and for some, it’s a child. No matter what, there is always a driving force behind their motivation to become something greater. And if they have talent? What a better way to showcase it to the world?
Joseph Whelan is a 26-year-old tool salesman who’s been playing in bands for years. He’s also a father to an adorable four-year-old boy.
Joseph loves his son and wants to do the best for him, be the best role model he can be, and make sure that he grows up to be a happy and well-rounded young man. However, since he and his son’s mother broke up, Joseph no longer lives with him. It absolutely breaks his heart.
His audition on X Factor is his chance to show his son that he can grow up to be whatever he chooses to be, as long as he works hard for it! Joseph wanted to prove to his son that no matter what – you can overcome hardships and thrive.
When he walked onto the stage he was a bit timid, despite his muscular build and tattoos. The ladies in the audience just wouldn’t give it a rest when it came to cheering him on. Although he was easy on the eyes, his humble and shy demeanor even made him that more intriguing to the audience. They just loved him from the moment they saw him!
He absolutely ate it up!
When he starts to sing, the judges were not at all expecting the sound that comes out of his mouth. It’s such a rock and roll, raspy, powerful voice! Compared to his sweet and slightly bashful demeanor before, this was quite the shock! The entire room would have never guessed that Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love” would be the song he would choose.
There’s not a soul in the place that didn’t absolutely love this performance. However, I think the biggest fan was backstage the whole time.
When the camera pans to Joseph’s son dancing along to the song like the happiest kid in the world, it just melts your heart. It’s obvious that even though he doesn’t get to see his dad as much as either of them would like to – he clearly loves and looks up to his dad like his hero.
But prepare yourself, because the most adorable moment is after the song is over and his son comes running out on stage to tell his dad what a good job he did! Joseph scoops him up into his arms and the big burly man even starts to shed some tears.
Not only was the little boy an adorable sight for Joseph, but he won the hearts of the judges, the audience, and the entire internet as well. Everyone on YouTube weighed in on the precious moment.
The folks in the YouTube comments are so supportive of this guy:
“This is amazing. And the fact that he has his son with him and his mother. That’s just beautiful. Congratulations bro.”
Some of the commenters, though, are there more for his looks!
“Every girl wants to be with him
Every guy wants to look like him”
Whatever the reason for support, you can’t deny that this performance is one that you won’t soon forget!
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