Singing
Blind autistic boy sings on stage with The Tenors and shows everyone what he’s made of
He's got so much charisma and soul that it's hard not to get emotional.
Jessica Adler
10.27.21

When Bill Withers wrote “Lean On Me”, he really knew what he was doing. Deeply loved by many, the song overflows listeners with feelings of joy and friendship.

Of course, that’s what the song’s all about, mutual feelings of trust, love, and compassion for each other.

This is why Whither’s song is often a top pick for feel-good events.

But Bill Withers isn’t the only one with enough talent and tenderness to do it justice.

Meet Christopher Duffley.

He’s ambitious and passionate about performance and finds himself on stage in front of large and prestigious audiences, and sometimes singing alongside singing greats such as The Tenors.

Why? Because he’s teeming with talent. That’s why.

In one performance for the Canucks Autism Network, Christopher offered his voice, and his representation to a beautiful rendition of Withers’ song.

Once again on stage with The Tenors, but this time in Venice, Christopher lends his talent to a night of celebrating the remarkable autistic people of the world.

This is fitting, as Christopher himself is autistic, as well as blind. He opens his performance by proving himself to be quite the showman.

“Y’all can put your hands together if you want. While you look at those images of Italy there.”

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Canucks Autism Network is a Canadian support network with global outreach.

Started by Paolo and Clara Aquilini, co-owners of the Vancouver Canucks hockey team, the network promotes community engagement for those with autism, as well as acceptance and inclusion for autistic children.

So, as you can imagine, having talented support from the likes of Christopher and The Tenors is huge.

Christopher exudes a charismatic magnetism.

The Tenors watch on as Christopher starts the song off, and brings his big passion to the song. B

ringing early energy to the song, shortly after he introduces it, he shows off just what his deceptively powerful voice can do. For such a young singer, he really brings the heat.

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Christopher Duffler/YouTube Screenshot

When Fraser hops in, the song elevates.

Fraser Walters brings The Tenors into the song, with his soft and gentle tone. For a song about friendship and trust, his warm voice adds a genuine flourish to the heartfelt lyrics.

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Christopher Duffler/YouTube Screenshot

But when they all come together, that’s when the magic happens.

What an ensemble! Each of their individually unique voices adds something special to this cocktail of delight as they all join in Withers’ beautiful song.

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While The Tenors are huge, Christopher is the star of the show.

Despite the fact that he’s on stage with three professional singers, Christopher still shines brightest. The energy he allows to pour from his heart out to everyone in the audience is what makes his performance so engaging.

Christopher is a stellar example of how there is truly no obstacle to genuine talent. How great is it that he uses his powers for good, and to help a network such as C.A.N.?

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Christopher Duffler/YouTube Screenshot

Get an earful of Christopher’s incredible talent in the video below!

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By Jessica Adler
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Jessica Adler is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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