Filipino nurse Rodelle Borja gets standing ovation for overcoming speech disorder to sing on Ireland’s Got Talent

PHOTO CREDIT: Ireland’s Got Talent YouTube

Dublin-based Filipino nurse Rodelle Borja showed the world how he has overcome his speech disorder on the stage of Ireland’s Got Talent (IGT) and was rewarded by a standing ovation by the four judges and live show audience.

The 29-year-old Borja went on the live audition show for the talent competition and chatted with the judges in halting English. The Filipino nurse recounted to the judges how his stuttering ceases when he sings – and then went ahead to show the world the amazing talent he had behind the speech disorder.

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The IGT YouTube video titled “Nervous singer Rodelle from the Philippines lights up the stage” trended within hours of its posting on February 16.

Captioned with “Nurse Rodelle from the Philippines shakes off his nerves to sing an amazing rendition of Elvis’s ‘Can’t help falling in love with you’” the video has now recorded over 2.5 million views.

Rodelle revealed in a tweeted backstage video after his performance that he was indeed nervous on stage but felt better after receiving 4 yesses from judges Louis Walsh, Michelle Visage, Jason Byrne, and Denise van Outen.

“It was unbelievable, I didn’t expect it at all,” said Rodelle in the IGT tweet that was captioned: “We love Rodelle, what a superstar.”

WATCH THIS video to find out how nurse Rodelle Borja overcame his speech disorder by singing songs to his patients, too!

Share some love for Rodelle Borja in the comments below to cheer him on as we await his new performance Saturdays on Ireland’s Got Talent!

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