Bullying is always an unfair thing for any person to go through. This is what Craig Harrison has grown up used to in his school life. Other students laugh at him because he stutters whenever he speaks. Despite all those criticisms, he has never stopped pursuing his passion – he loves singing and his love for songs cannot be stopped by anyone.
The 19-year-old boy from Melbourne, Australia, swept the whole country off its feet with his silky tones and heart-warming vocals. From his rendition of “Unchained Melody”, to Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling In Love” to his own original single, “More Than A Dream; Harrison has been setting the charts alight.
Harrison shared his story with the jury and the audience at his first stage performance of the world-known show The Voice Australia: His father abandoned the family when he was six, which compounded the vocal stutter Harrison was born with. But one thing he and his mother discovered early on is that when he sings, the stutter disappears.
His mother cheered on her son who was gifted with a beautiful voice. Fans of the show were deeply moved by Harrison’s sad story and fully encouraged him during his journey on the show.
They noticed how the stutter would appear whenever he feels nervous while speaking to the judges. Harrison managed to reach the semi-final performance on The Voice Australia. At that time, he chose to sing “Unchained Melody” by The Righteous Brothers, which amazingly showcased his amazing voice.
The classic song made him rise above the rest of the competitors that night, securing his place in the final and allowing him to go on and win the competition overall.
With the set stage in dim light, all the focus was on Harrison as he delivered his rendition beautifully, giving everyone goosebumps!
At one part of the song, Harrison took everyone by surprise when he nailed a high note on the phrase “I need your love,” one of the judges shoots her hand straight up in the air. She cannot believe what she’s hearing!
Even the audience couldn’t believe what they were hearing and instantly burst into wild applause. The emotions Harrison displayed during his performance was spine tingling.
His incredible rendition of “Unchained Melody” left people talking a lot and quickly rose to the number 2 slot on music charts.. The video below highlights how incredible Harrison’s vocal range is and how pure and smooth he sings.
Listen for yourself to the immense talent this young man possesses. Prepare to be stunned!