Singing
9-year-old finds fame after singing National Anthem during school announcements
DCorey's principal heard he could sing but she had never heard him for herself. By the time he finished singing she couldn’t even finish the morning announcements.
Emma Shallcross
05.10.21

Despite only being nine years old, a third-grade student named DCorey Johnson is already on his way to stardom.

DCorey attends Bates Elementary in Louisville, Kentucky, but while he works hard at school, his dreams lie outside the wold of education.

Even at his young age, DCorey has one of the best singing voices that we’ve ever heard.

WHAS11
Source:
WHAS11

The little boy’s talents were first discovered when he was asked by the Principal to perform a rendition of the National Anthem during the school’s morning announcement.

DCorey showed absolutely zero nerves as he took to the microphone and put his absolute all into the song. When he had finished, the whole school was speechless- and some of the teachers had been moved to tears.

WHAS11
Source:
WHAS11

Amazingly, DCorey had apparently learned the song in just one day.

A recording of DCorey’s singing was shared online, and it wasn’t long before the video had gone viral. People all over the world were falling in love with his voice, and many were asking for more videos.

WHAS11
Source:
WHAS11

Suddenly, DCorey found his music career quickly taking off.

“I’ve never got to sing the national anthem before, but now they want me to sing it at the baseball, and the football, and the school… And I’m like oh, my Jesus!” he excitedly told WHAS11.

WHAS11
Source:
WHAS11

Though nine years old might seem like a young age to have such a talent, DCorey’s mom says that he’s been singing practically from the age that he learned how to talk.

“DCorey started singing at St Stephen’s baptist church,” DCorey’s mom Nikia Johnson said. “He was a little bitty thing, and he would hum along to the song and raise his hand and praise the lord.”

WHAS11
Source:
WHAS11

Nikita ended up putting DCorey in the choir when he was just four years old. His family already knew that he was gifted, and now it was time for the world to find out!

DCorey performed the National Anthem for a second time for the news cameras.

WHAS11
Source:
WHAS11

First, they say the pledge, before the talented little boy breaks into song. His voice is so powerful that it’s bound to give you chills!

“I really didn’t know what to expect, and when he was finished, I couldn’t finish the announcement,” headteacher Alecia Dunn recalled of the first time that DCorey performed, adding that she believes every child has their own special talent.

DCorey gets his inspiration from artists like to Beyonce, Adele and Tina Turner, and tells the cameras that he “picks up everything real fast.”

WHAS11
Source:
WHAS11

We can tell it’s only a matter of time before this little boy is an absolute superstar!

And that’s exactly what DCorey has in mind.

“My dream and my goal is to be famous on Broadway, and to show people who I really am,” he said.

The video of DCorey’s singing now has over 13,000 views on YouTube, and many people took to the comments to share their love for the video:

WHAS11
Source:
WHAS11

One person wrote: “Amazing little boy! Talented beyond his years! So proud of him and grateful the principal allowed him to sing and show the world his stuff!”

“Wow what a gift this young man has. He has the talent of an old soul. This kid is going places,” another added.

A final person said: “Somebody give DCorey Johnson a recording contract. He got a gift from God.”

We don’t think it will be long until DCorey is signed to a record label. We’ll keep our eyes and ears peeled for his debut single!

Take a look at his fabulous singing below.

Please SHARE this with your friends and family.

Article Sources:
To learn more read our Editorial Standards.
Share this article
By Emma Shallcross
hi@sbly.com
Emma Shallcross is a contributor at SBLY Media.
Advertisement
Advertisement