After listening to Christopher Maloney’s brilliant rendition of Bette Midler’s beautiful song, “The Rose,” I was in tears. Happy tears. I have to say that whoever the individuals were that were telling him he wasn’t good enough are probably kicking themselves for saying so.
Maloney chose the song in memory of his grandfather and the raw emotion that he displayed while on stage, combined with the pure talent in that voice was enough to bring tears to the eyes of not only myself, but several members of the audience.
Didn’t get a chance to see it? Take a few minutes to check out this clip. Trust me, it’s worth it.
We want to congratulate Chris Maloney on his stunning performance and let him know that no matter what anyone has told him in the past, he is bursting with talent and we can’t wait to hear more from him!
Finally, as I’m sure some of you already know, people are claiming that Maloney was disingenuous for acting like he had never sang in front of such a large crowd before. Regardless of if the man had or had not doesn’t matter to me. His voice, his clear display of nervousness and the tears that he displayed on stage say it all. Whatever his past, his performance was worthy of moving on to the next round.
Good luck, Chris!