Effervescent. That’s the word to describe twenty-year-old Marcus Canty. He won the hearts and minds of the judges and audience during his September 21, 2011 audition on The X Factor not just with the way he sang Stevie Wonder’s iconic I Wish, not just with the way he danced so purely and joyfully as he sang, but also for his bubbly personality and big heart.
Perhaps the best part of Marcus’ audition was when he finished singing. There he was, on a national stage in front of famous judges and an audience of thousands, soaking in a standing ovation. He was so overcome with emotion that he had to sit down on the stage and lean back for a bit in order to regain his equilibrium.
Imagine. Imagine living out your dream in such an epic way, leapfrogging from normal, everyday life to . . . this. To top it off, the judges compared him to Bobby Brown and Usher, with Simon Cowell adding that Marcus was “one to watch.” It’s two weeks later, and I’m guessing that Marcus has yet to come down from the clouds!
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PRETTY YOUNG THING
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A SONG FOR YOU
TOP 5 PERFORMANCE (SING-OFF)
I’M GOIN’ DOWN
TOP 4 PERFORMANCE
I’LL MAKE LOVE TO YOU
TOP 4 PERFORMANCE
Click here to view the best acts from The X Factor, America’s Got Talent and Britain’s Got Talent.
ABOUT PHIL BOLSTA
Phil is the author of Through God’s Eyes: Finding Peace and Purpose in a Troubled World, a comprehensive guide to living a spiritual life. Who will benefit from reading it?
Anyone who is on a spiritual path, or wants to start one
Anyone who loves life, or wants to learn how to
Anyone who is happy, or wants to be happier
Through God’s Eyes won first place in the “Spirituality and Inspirational” category at the San Diego Book Awards on June 22, 2013.
Here is a two-minute video introduction to Through God’s Eyes.
• an overview of the book
• the complete table of contents
• the Foreword by Caroline Myss
• my Introduction
• chapter excerpts
• a sample end-of-chapter story
• endorsements from authors and thought leaders
Just click on the link below to download your free PDF sampler!
THROUGH GOD’S EYES PDF SAMPLER
Phil’s eBook, The Logic of Living a Spiritual Life: Supporting a Life of Faith Through Logic and Reason, is now available for 99 cents on Amazon.
Order it at GodIsLogical.com.
In this eBook, you’ll find answers to questions like:
• What is the cornerstone of a spiritual life, and why?
• What is the secret to liberating yourself from other people’s judgments and expectations?
• Why is there an exception to “Everything happens for a reason”?
Those who worship logic instead of God are only half right. Not only is it logical to believe in God and to live a faith-based life, the existence of a loving, benevolent God that governs all creation is perhaps the only systematic worldview that explains every aspect of life.
Schedule a Mastery Mentoring phone session with Phil to learn how to apply principles of spiritual living more effortlessly and effectively. Priced affordably! Click here to e-mail Phil for details.
Phil is also the author of Sixty Seconds: One Moment Changes Everything, a collection of 45 inspiring, life-changing stories from prominent people he interviewed, including Joan Borysenko, Deepak Chopra, geneticist Dr. Francis Collins, acclaimed sportswriter Frank Deford, Dr. Larry Dossey, Wayne Dyer, Dan Millman, Caroline Myss, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Dr. Dean Ornish, Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen, Dr. Bernie Siegel, James Van Praagh, singer Billy Vera, Doreen Virtue, Neale Donald Walsch, and bassist Victor Wooten.
Reading this book is like spending a few minutes face to face with each of the contributors and listening to their personal stories. Click here to read unsolicited testimonials from readers. Learn more by visiting the official Sixty Seconds website.
Sixty Seconds was one of three finalists in the General Interest/How-To category at the 12th annual Visionary Awards presented by COVR (Coalition of Visionary Resources) in Denver on June 27, 2009.