Soldier Paul Ieti, has an unexpected talent: a unique and incredible singing voice. In the video below he displays that talent while on base.
Originally from the small island of American Samoa, Paul is now stationed at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, Georgia after returning from a 9-month deployment in Afghanistan. A friend recorded on video as he showcases his beautiful voice in an impromptu performance of Rihanna’s 2013 hit single “Stay.” He even sings his cover in Rihanna’s original key– quite the feat for a male singer! And it is truly stunning!
According to his America’s Got Talent bio, “Paul has been singing since the age of eight, and the powerful effects of music have helped him through hardships in his life. He believes he’s been blessed with talent so he can share it with the world.”
He made it to the semifinals on America’s Got Talent, but there’s something about this video– just him, sitting in an empty room, eating cereal and singing– that’s even more impressive than any televised production. It’s just raw talent.
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The person filming says it best; after Paul finishes his song, there’s a moment of silence and then… “Woah.”
Check out his song below and share!
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