Jun 122013

Travis PrattIt’s official: I have now seen everything!

To start off last night’s America’s Got Talent auditions, Travis Pratt took the stage. As you can see by the image to the left, Travis is a singer. What that image doesn’t show you is what kind of singer he is.

Here is what you need to know about Travis: he is a big, black man. It may seem petty to you to mention that, but the description will become important in a little bit. And it’s a fact. He is a big guy, and he is a black man.

I never once thought that Travis was a joke audition. For whatever reason, the moment I heard he was going to sing I believed that he had at least a decent voice, possibly even a great voice. And I imagined all kinds of styles and sounds coming out of his mouth.

But I never imagined this.

Talk about not judging a book by its cover!

Singing opera? No way. Singing soprano? You have GOT to be joking!

While Travis Pratt was singing, I was looking at his lips to see if he was lip-synching. I saw no evidence of it at all! This guy is for real! He is a big, black man who sings soprano opera.

I have never seen such a thing before.

As if this guy wasn’t perfect enough already, he gives credit to his girlfriend for encouraging him to tryout. And then he proposes to her. Right there on stage.

Forget sob stories. Give me more of these happy stories.

I really can’t wait to see Travis in Vegas, if only because I need him to prove to me that this wasn’t some fluke. That this isn’t a case where he can sing that one opera song in soprano. That he really sings like this all the time.

And because I really can’t get enough of watching the big, black man singing soprano opera.

What did you think of Travis Pratt? Did you expect that voice to come out of him? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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