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If you are a fan of talent shows, chances are you’ll recognize this guy. He was part of American Idol and made it to the Hollywood round but left the show after the group performance. However, it wasn’t just his singing that take the hearts of many Americans. His life story touched many as well. “Growing up in the inner city, it was hard,” he said. “It was tough, and a lot of people succumb to the circumstances. So I wanted to be a light for those who don’t believe in dreams or don’t see them being possible or obtainable, you know what I’m saying?”

When they were very little, both Marcio and his sister ended up in fo-ster care. They didn’t have it easy, but that never discouraged him to change his life for the better. So, he found comfort in the music and decided to compete in the show. However, soon after that happened, he learned his sister was expecting a baby. “You know how they say the cycle repeats. It started off with my mother in the system. Then me in the system. And then my sister had a child.”

But as the baby turned a week old, cop and social workers paid Marcio a visit. “The cop and the social worker came to my home, they brought him and here was this week-old baby,” he said. “They said, ‘You have 10 minutes to decide if you will keep this child or he goes in the system.’” Marcio knew that raising a baby would be a hard job, but he didn’t want his nephew to share his fate so he decided to take him in.

“I had no idea what I was doing. But he’s actually a real gift. I know it was the right decision. And he’s changed my life.” Singing on the show is now something this incredible man does both for him and the little boy in his life. “I want to show him what a man can really do when you step up to the plate. I want to give him a better life.” The audition warmed our hearts and we can’t wait to hear what Marcio has to offer in the future.

This is how people reacted to this post:

Sammy - I started to cry, he’s an amazing dad and his love is unreal. I just wanted to hug him when he started to cry. His voice is so gentle even when he hits more vigorous notes and that’s so amazing

Debbie S - This is a real man. He took responsibility and at a young age. He did what was right and he wants to give his nephew a better life. I admire this young man. God bless you and your nephew you call son. You are a selfless, and caring. Praying for your sister.

Adaline 232 - Aside from him being an incredible human, his voice…. OMG can we talk about how beautiful and perfect it is

Mrs2Real Author - I love him for telling his story I love him and that baby tears he really been through a lot…people don't understand the pains of life so proud of him he is my idol..I already picked my idol…he is a real man

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