During the audition, Christian Guardino was quite apprehensive. But what he did next stunned both the public and the jury.
You’re like a blazing light that immediately reveals everything to us.
You have a wonderful talent. What a voice he has. «Unbelievable,» exclaimed Heidi Klum. He was dubbed «one of my favorite contenders I’ve seen this year» by Simon Cowell. .. It’s the nicest feeling in the world when we meet folks like you.
This man can sing like crazy; he’s really gifted and incredibly modest.
Guardino, whose mother is a nurse and whose father, according to him, is a «pizza delivery guy,» spent the first 12 years of his life blind owing to Leber congenital amaurosis, a rare retinal illness. After groundbreaking research at the Shay Eye Institute at the University of Pennsylvania, doctors finally put a healthy gene in his eye, and he got his sight back.