Riva Man Wows Judges on X Factor

David Correy, 26, hopes to reconnect with his birth mother by winning the national singing competition.

A Riva resident blew judges away this week when he sang in front of Simon Cowell and others on the hit TV show, The X Factor USA.

David Correy, 26, lives in Riva but was adopted from Brazil. He hopes that by performing on the X Factor, he can accomplish two things: Show his voice to the world, and be reunited with his birth mother.

“Every time I’m on stage I go on there with that thought of knowing that I have the opportunity to reconnect with her through what God gave me,” Correy said while speaking to the judges. “We drove 13 hours through the night, two thunderstorms because I believe that I was meant to do this. I feel the not knowing [about his mother] is why I sing with so much soul.”

His performance of Bruno Mars’ “Just the Way You Are” even brought tears to Britney Spears’ eyes.

Watch the video of the Riva resident and now TV show star, and see if you think he’s got what it takes to win it all.  

Jenni Pompi September 29, 2012 at 05:36 PM
What a great story! And B. Spears in tears.
Robin Anderson September 30, 2012 at 11:50 AM
That was so very awesome!


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