Americaâ€™s truly got talent!
Teenager Colin Oâ€™Leary impressed and amused people all over the world when a hilarious video of him went viral. The video was also his ticket to becoming an internet sensation. The talented teen could be seen lip-synching to over twenty Broadway songs in his momâ€™s car, donning a totally goofy costume for each karaoke performance.
The boy lip-synched to several gut-shattering songs that had rocked Broadway. My personal favorite was his mimic of Jennifer Hollidayâ€™s â€œAnd Iâ€™m telling you.â€� He shook and strained so much, youâ€™d have thought Jenniferâ€™s spirit had possessed him.
He could be seen in the video pulling off a Lion King song with so much emotion. His mimics of Hamilton and several songs from The Phantom of the Opera were literally priceless. The talented teenager shouldnâ€™t just be on Broadway, he should be out touring the world. He was absolutely hilarious.
Colin wasnâ€™t just moving his lips and body in the funniest way possible to match the voices. He wore crazy make-up, wigs, heels, leggings, sunglasses, face-paint, cloaks, anything to pull of the Broadway flair. He certainly has the most important thing; personality. His exaggerated twists and turns and swings were out of this world. He takes karaoke to a whole new level.
Colinâ€™s family members have another incredible talent
â€¦ They know how not to crack the slightest smile in the funniest situation. The one thing that stood out in his video was his momâ€™s unimpressed posture. Carol Oâ€™Leary didnâ€™t blink, turn or smile. She just kept her eyes straight on the road as she drove.
Seriously, her stony expression made me think she wasnâ€™t really there at first. She didnâ€™t even seem fazed when his painted foot was coming at her face as he lip-synched to a Lion King song. Sheâ€™s Colinâ€™s supporting actress. Her stone face adds more fun to the videos. If itâ€™s not her, anyone else driving in her place has to assume the same uninterested role.
A scene in the video featured his grandma, Elaine Corwin driving. She also acted like Colin was in another world and she couldn’t see him. This should be a viral Facebook challenge; Watch Colinâ€™s video and try not to laugh. I already failed because I certainly cracked a rib trying not to.
You wouldnâ€™t be off track to assume that Colin has been a drama king for a very long time. Heâ€™s performed his whole life, being a theatre fanatic. One of the scenes showed two of his relatives in the car with Colin and his mom, and they werenâ€™t laughing at all.
They were just busy typing away on their phones, not noticing Colin about to shake his head off lip-synching to â€œAnd Iâ€™m telling you.â€� Itâ€™s all part of the performance. No one is permitted to laugh.
Colin is an art-loving guy. He graduated from Kellenberg Memorial High School in 2016. Heâ€™s currently studying Scenic design and Costumes at Pace University, New York. Colin loves art, photography, photo editing, and of course, lip-synching.
He obviously loves Broadway and opera, as seen on his Facebook page. He has an especially strong affection for The Phantom of The Opera. Colin loves to paint and create mind-blowing body effects and scenes with any materials he can find. He stores most of his property in his grandparentsâ€™ garage. He has a wild imagination, a perky attitude, and a flair for the dramatic.
Colinâ€™s first video has garnered up to 250K views on YouTube since October, and his second video just recently shot up. Itâ€™s already counting over 9,000 views. His mom is still not smiling!
- Facebook. Colin Oâ€™Leary. Retrieved from https://web.facebook.com/colin.oleary.9?ref=br_rs
- Official website (2019). The Phantom of the Opera. Retrieved from https://us.thephantomoftheopera.com/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=phantom&gclid=Cj0KCQiA7briBRD7ARIsABhX8aAZdFeMZq7_KRcEVWk9eiiV19f2Yp6BhKGjv10tWjKcKqPqfMigiMEaAhZLEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds
- Bil Browning. 2019, January 22. Broadway-bound teenager who went viral is back. His mom is still unimpressed. Retrieved from https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2019/01/broadway-bound-teenager-went-viral-back-mom-still-unimpressed/
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