Last December, shoppers at a grocery store in Massachusetts stopped to listen to a moving live rendition of O Holy Night. But what was so special was that man behind the microphone happened to be a a store employee named Guilherme Assunção. Soon, it was more than just the people inside the supermarket who had noticed Assunção’s impressive pipes: The young man caught the attention of Berklee College of Music — his “dream” school — and was recently accepted into their music program.
… Assunção originally came to the U.S. from Brazil. The 23-year-old — whose coworkers call him Gilly — was working at Russo’s, a small specialty grocery store in Watertown, Massachusetts, first as a dishwasher and then as a deliveryman to put himself through school. What you wouldn’t know from watching the clip above is that Assunção was simply doing a mic check while setting up for other singers who were coming in to perform when he belted out those dramatic lines
Though he has been accepted, he has to generate the tuition first. Here is the gofundme page that was set up for him...and as you see he's got a long way to go: https://www.gofundme.com/GillyAssuncao