People who take courage to join reality television shows surely have different stories to tell. Some were products of poverty, some had depression, some lost loved ones, technically they all share something similar yet certainly not that similar, their very own stories. 19-year-old Harrison Craig from Melbourne, Australia had his own story, yet it clearly does not fall into the usual life stories we often hear.
Harrison was a teenage boy who has struggled a lot with his stuttering. Since the moment he started speaking, he already had a hard time speaking continuously and fluently. Stuttering, typically, is talking with continued involuntary repetition of sounds, especially initial consonants. We have heard a lot of people stutter, but this particular story will hit you to the core. Apparently, he was a really gifted singer. And Harrison, with his stutter, did not stop in fulfilling his dreams, thus auditioning in the Australian adaptation of The Voice.
We all know how “The Voice” works. Without any further introduction, the auditionee starts singing while the judges’ back were on them. His audition was a heartfelt version of Lara Fabian’s Broken Vow. What was even more astonishing was that you would not actually realize he had a stutter with his performance.
True to his talent, all four judges turned for him. They were moved by his storytelling, the way he projected the meaning of the song. They were even more emotional hearing him speak, how he stutters.
Watch his amazing life story and audition piece here: