Bio Of Emmanuel Kelly
Emmanuel Kelly has always dreamed of becoming a professional recording artist. This inner spirit of determination and courage together with a beautiful voice and performance moved demanding judges and many of the 6000+ audience to tears and a standing ovation on The X Factor’s opening night on 29th September 2011. Emmanuel wowed judges Ronan Keating, Spice Girl Mel Brown, Natalie Bassingthwaighte and Guy Sebastian with his heartfelt performance, Ronan Keating said, “I don’t think I’ve ever been as moved as I was by that performance ever!”
Emmanuel was born into a war zone and abandoned by his parents in Iraq. Emmanuel was raised at an orphanage run by the Mother Theresa nuns before being rescued by his now mum Moira Kelly and brought to Australia for life changing surgery, Emmanuel has his eyes set on huge dreams. In his words: “You have to dream to achieve the greatest goals in life.”
Emmanuel has melted the hearts of millions around the world. Within days of his X Factor audition Emmanuel’s YouTube video received over 12 million views; in 6 months he generated an amazing 50 million hits, today Emmanuel is estimated to have over 100 to 150 million views all over YouTube, allot of these being from europeans, Hispanics, Arabs Americans and so many more around the world.
Emmanuel’s rendition of Imagine even touched Yoko Ono so much that she tweeted “Thank you, Emmanuel. You sang beautifully! Thank you. John would have been proud of you. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Love, Yoko”.
Over the last year Emmanuel has released two singles, one dedicated to mothers called A Song For Edis, and Dream Big which is featured in the U.S movie Crooked Arrows, He has produced, recorded and written with U.S and Canadian writers, performed gigs around the USA including The MGM Grand, and has even auditioned for the hit program Glee. He hopes to appear on this show in 2014, or 2015. This year he he will be apart of some huge world wide project which will hopefully break Emmanuel globally as an artist.
There is nothing ‘ordinary’ about the extraordinary Emmanuel Kelly, neither his start in life nor growing up. However, Emmanuel says that his damaged limbs have not held him back and never will. He is not looking for sympathy. “I have actually been through nothing compared to some of the other kids I have met.” Emmanuel’s sheer passion for singing, for life, for ‘dreaming big’ in the face of HUGE obstacles is a much needed message for our troubled times. It is a message with mass appeal that transcends boarders, boundaries, countries, cultures and religions. In a world consumed with all too often insignificant worries or stress, Emmanuel is an immediate wake-up call with the innate ability to touch, move and inspire young and old alike to their very core.
In Emmanuel’s words; “I may not have the greatest voice or looks but I do have a passion and that is to sing and sing for the world. My dream is to make people smile through my music, and to show young kids that it is ok to strive for your dreams, my ultimate dream is to become the first artist who is different to be recognised in the pop world, so then I can show young teens and also the older generations around the world, that it is never to late to dream big and it doesn’t matter what you look like, what religion you are, or where your from, you can still achieve your dreams!! At the end of the day we are all born with gifts and talents, mine is to inspire through my words, to make people smile, dream, imagine, achieve and to be passionate through my music, and finally to never give up!!
DREAM BIG NEVER SMALL
AND NEVER GIVE UP!!!!
This is my Moto
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=W86jlvrG54o – X factor video