Everyone's Eyes Brimmed Over At Jonathan Antoine's Angelic Rendition Of Unchained Melody
FaithTap Staff 2/4/2019
Sometimes it's the ones with the most amazing talents that are the most shy. Most of the time they shrink in the shadows afraid that they would under perform. But when given the chance, they bloom and come into their own under the spotlight.
That is what happened to one young man who couldn't have imagined how his life would go after one competition. Fast forward after a few years and he got his own solo contract and a live concert with a standing ovation.
Jonathan Antoine is a classically trained tenor. He had singing lessons when he was younger and had managed to win the Young Musician of the Year award at the 2010 Stratford and East London Music Festival. A year after, his vocal coach asked him and his friend, Charlotte, to perform a duet at her wedding. This birthed the pair's partnership.
In 2012, they auditioned for Britain's Got Talent. Jonathan had been obviously nervous at first. He had always been a shy boy, but his teacher and Charlotte encouraged him to overcome his shyness in order to perform. The judges and the audience were impressed with the duo's performance when they sang "The Prayer."
The two finished second in the competition and were later offered a recording contract. After releasing several singles, the pair was offered solo contracts. Jonathan and Charlotte are still friends to this day, but they are now pursuing solo careers.
After releasing two albums, Jonathan performed his first live concert at the Fred Kavli Theatre in the Thousand Oaks Civic Art Plaza, California. It was filled with people who gave Jonathan a standing ovation at the end of his performance.
One of his most memorable performances was when he sang "Unchained Melody." The iconic songfit perfectly with Jonathan's magnificent voice. The richness and range of his voice made the audience clap thunderously even when he had just begun the first note.
He performed with the Hollywood Chamber Orchestra, and it was one of the highlights of the evening. When he hit the high notes and showcase the range of his vocal abilities, the hall was filled with cheers and applause. The joy was clear on Jonathan's face.
Before when he used to be so shy, his teacher and Charlotte had to press him to join competitions and events, but now Jonathan was performing on his own and loving the spotlight. Roses were thrown at his feet, and the performance ended with a standing ovation from the audience.
From a shy boy, Jonathan had grown into a confident young man who took joy in sharing his voice with the world.