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Jun 6, 2012 23:21:49   #
ragdoll03 (a regular here)
 
I got the willies when I first saw him but wait until you hear him sing.

http://www.andpop.com/tag/andrew-de-leon/
 
Jun 6, 2012 23:30:35   #
Dreamweaver (a regular here)
 
WOW ---- and he's from Texas too.....
Jun 6, 2012 23:48:04   #
KatStabe
 
He was fantastic!
Jun 7, 2012 00:35:43   #
cbunch
 
That was awesome...
Jun 7, 2012 00:57:56   #
ladysjk
 
I saw him on Americas Got Talent last night, what an Amazing voice, gave me goose bumbs, and to think how he saw himself, as an outcast...even his family had never heard him sing...just goes to show ya..NEVER JUDGE A BOOK,by it's cover...
Jun 7, 2012 07:28:54   #
Grapejelli (a regular here)
 
What a surprise. His looks don't match his music. Really didn't expect that.
 
Jun 7, 2012 11:13:41   #
Gundi2 (a regular here)
 
Wow, what a voice, he is great.
Jun 7, 2012 11:18:34   #
btibbs70
 
Should be the poster boy for "Don't judge a book by its cover"
So beautiful....sounds like a recording.
Jun 7, 2012 11:19:46   #
MarySandra
 
How could he practice sing in his room and not have any of his family hear him? What a great voice! Maybe he did it when they weren't home.
Jun 7, 2012 11:43:57   #
knittingneedles
 
ragdoll03 wrote:
I got the willies when I first saw him but wait until you hear him sing.

http://www.andpop.com/tag/andrew-de-leon/


Why the willies?. my niece was a goth too and I learned from her and her friends that these kids are really such good kids. They are just trying to find themselves, very few of them grow up still being goth.. I guess it's like the flower children of the 60s and 70s...

The fact that he sings opera should tell you that the goth is just a costume to hid behind..
Jun 7, 2012 14:03:17   #
ragdoll03 (a regular here)
 
knittingneedles wrote:
ragdoll03 wrote:
I got the willies when I first saw him but wait until you hear him sing.

http://www.andpop.com/tag/andrew-de-leon/


Why the willies?. my niece was a goth too and I learned from her and her friends that these kids are really such good kids. They are just trying to find themselves, very few of them grow up still being goth.. I guess it's like the flower children of the 60s and 70s...

The fact that he sings opera should tell you that the goth is just a costume to hid behind..
quote=ragdoll03 I got the willies when I first sa... (show quote)


His makeup just shocked me. BUT...his voice is really awesome.
 
Jun 7, 2012 14:08:15   #
knittingneedles
 
What I hate about those lens, is that you can't see the emotions in the eyes.. and everyone knows... the eyes are the windows to the soul...

But what a voice of an angel.. even a dark angel!!!! lol
Jun 8, 2012 01:56:13   #
suebuddah
 
he is awesome and I shed a tear when I watched him xx
 
          
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