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A Whole New World.

Broadway World is hosting a contest called “Give Us Your Voice”, where each contestant is asked to sing a song from “The Little Mermaid” in a YouTube video. The winner gets an all expenses paid trip to New York.

Most of the contestants I saw were pretty decent, but then I stumbled across Nick Patera:

(if you can’t see the video, click here)

Initially I figured that HAS to be fake, right? Actually, it’s not (I even happen to have two friends who know the guy – vote for him here!). He’s been perfecting his voice for at least a year, and just released this incredible one person duet as well:

(if you can’t see the video, click here)

I originally went to post this on Neatorama (where I also contribute), but one of the other authors beat me to the punch. A commentor hit the nail on the head though – imagine this guy on American Idol!? I’d love to see the judge’s faces the first time he sang …

20 Responses to “A Whole New World.”

  1. on 03 Dec 2007 at 1:04 am Bunk

    Eeeew. That’s just wrong.

  2. on 03 Dec 2007 at 3:01 am shadowwalker

    The guy looks like Waldo from Wheres Waldo in the 2nd video, too bad his shirt isn’t red and white stripes… give him a hat and glasses and he can star as Waldo in the motion picture: Wheres Waldo gets Cracked….
    ok i’ll stop now…0_o

  3. on 03 Dec 2007 at 9:07 am Daniel Kim

    Very amazing. He switches gears seamlessly. I try to do this in my car with the duet “O False One, You Have Deceived Me” from the Pirates of Penzance, but that is not nearly the same challenge, since the female part is an older woman. Of course, I’d be really blown away if he manages to get two blended voices

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  5. on 03 Dec 2007 at 4:11 pm Diesel

    Wow, that’s crazy. I think I could do that, but I’d need one of them helium tanks.

  6. on 03 Dec 2007 at 4:42 pm GOD

    umm nice singing but truth-fullly i dont care

  7. on 03 Dec 2007 at 8:31 pm BOSSY

    Smoke and mirrors. Smoked crack, that is.

  8. on 04 Dec 2007 at 12:21 am Ray (Knitterman)

    I would LOVE to see more video clips, or even a whole CD from this guy. His voice is awesome.

    I found him from the Neatorama post, too (that’s my morning coffee website!), and tried to find if the guy has a web site or whatever. it would be AWEsome if more people became more familiar and comfortable with the countertenor range of male voices. O’course, I wish they’d get more comfortable with my being a professional knitter, too! LOL Whatever. I’m just glad a young guy is getting the exposure he deserves. Bravo to him.

    Ray —

  9. on 04 Dec 2007 at 2:19 am mg

    Damn-he does that pretty well. Wonder if he can double his chances by singing like that? It would work better if he changed costumes back and forth when he changed voices. Just kidding!

  10. on 04 Dec 2007 at 7:46 pm Vivie

    All I can say is this guy’s freakin’ amazing! I was stunned when I first saw (or heard) him. I had to watch the video a couple of times after! I would absolutely love to see more of Nick Patera! I love it! Exploit your talent! Bravo à toi!

  11. on 04 Dec 2007 at 7:49 pm Finicky Penguin

    Master of the Falsettos…

  12. on 07 Dec 2007 at 4:21 pm Jenna

    Wow! He has such an amazing voice, and great control over it, being able to switch to falsetto so seamlessly. I want to see more!

  13. on 07 Dec 2007 at 8:09 pm marie

    good post – he’s an extremely talented singer.

    to ‘God’ – you cared enough to comment… ha.


  14. on 09 Dec 2007 at 12:39 am pooh_bear17

    He is incredible…

  15. on 10 Dec 2007 at 6:15 pm sidekick

    … That is more hot than it should be.

  16. on 21 Dec 2007 at 11:11 pm lynx

    now THAT is a man who’s comfortable with his sexuality. godDAMN!

  17. on 25 Dec 2007 at 2:18 pm Amanda

    Wow… That was amazing!!

  18. on 28 Dec 2007 at 1:01 am pressure77

    Falsetto? Are you sure he’s not castrati? I’ll need to look into that… but not too far.

  19. on 09 Jan 2008 at 6:02 am futureboy

    How many wieners can his cavern hold?

  20. on 22 Jan 2008 at 6:06 pm jefff

    Great voice. Voices. I hope his success is as phenomenal as his talent.

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