We all have a tendency to carry the weight of the world on our shoulders.
Often keeping things hidden where people will never show to the outside world.
28-year-old Marcio Donaldson is just a young man with a talent for singing to most people.
Marco joined American Idol last season and went beyond the first round. Unfortunately, for Marco, he didn’t make it all the way.
Marco returned to the show this week – only, it was a completely different guy this time around.
It was revealed during the show, that the young man’s life transformed forever because of things he has been involved in over the past year.
Marcio Donaldson has experienced many obstacles in life.
Growing up in harsh conditions, where crime is plentiful in the area and shootings aren’t an uncommon occurrence.
Marcio lived in an apartment together with his sister and mother, which was invested by cockroaches.
Every day was a struggle while his mother did everything in her power to make sure Marcio and his sister had an ordinary upbringing.
Sadly, Marcio and his sister eventually ended up in foster care as something had to give.
Marcio turned to music as an outlet for his rough upbringing. Dreaming that one day his talent would remove him from violence and crime.
Years passed by.
Last year Marcio, all grown-up now decided to apply for American Idol. After making it to ‘Hollywood round’ he was sent home after the group performance.
Soon after, he was informed that his sister had fallen pregnant.
All was not well after the baby was born.
Marcio knew he had to man up to the authorities when that came to check on his sister who was battling drug problems.
“They came to me, they told me I only had 10 minutes to decide or he goes into the system,” Marcio explains.
Marco made his choice when he looked down at the baby.
“So I said, ‘No thank you, I’ll take him.’ I took that responsibility on because I didn’t want him growing up the same way I grew up. I want to do this for him.”
Marcio had effectively become a single father at age 28.
This moment would change his life forever.
“I had no idea what I was doing, but actually he’s a real gift. And it was the right decision, I know. He’s changed my life.”
Marcio returned to American Idol for his second chance.
Singing not only for himself but also for the 6-month-old nephew who he considers his son.
Marco claims “I want to give him a better life.”.
Nobody could retain the tears when Marcio began singing.
It was raw, open and an honest performance.
Marcion received new he could never have dreamed of following six months of an emotional rollercoaster.
He broke into tears as he was handed a golden ticket to the competition.
Going home with more than just a ticket, he had hope for the future.
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