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Brian Justin Crum, a 28-year-old singing sensation, auditioned for “America’s Got Talent” with a Queen classic last June, and he nailed it. The control Brian Justin Crum maintained over his vocals on “Somebody to Love” was absolutely incredible, as he showcased both his soft side and his tremendous lung power as he hit the high notes.

Crum’s excellent performance was genuine and poignant, and he was able to convince the crowd that the song’s optimistic lyrics were meaningful to him. It is no wonder that he received a standing ovation from the audience and all four judges, including the ever-critical Simon Cowell. And…..just when one thought that singer Brian Justin Crum could not get any better, he proves up wrong with his latest performance a month later.

He covered Radiohead’s “Creep” which began in a haunting fashion, as a piano-driven ballad, and it built up into a true vocal powerhouse. The song was personal and meaningful to him, to the point where his listening audience and viewers at home could relate to its heartfelt lyrics. That stunned moment of silence after the last note says everything.

Crum’s version of “Creep” was equal in excellence to Adam Lambert’s performance of Tears for Fears “Mad World” on American Idol many years ago, in that they were both poignant, and able to touch their listeners on an emotional level. With exquisite performances of this caliber, Crum deserves to win or go very far in the competition and probably beyond that.

Radiohead, and i believed Freddy Mercury, would have been proud.

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