It was into his adult years, when his sister had a baby and couldn’t take care of him, that Marcio’s life changed. The police showed up at his door with her one-week-old baby. They gave Marcio a choice and 10 minutes to decide: he adopts, or the child goes into foster care.

Marcio says, “I had no idea what I was doing. But he’s actually a real gift. I know it was the right decision. And he’s changed my life.” This is the backstory to Marcio’s appearance on “American Idol.” He is before the judges with the baby, Rashad when Luke Bryan asks to hold the child. Marcio can barely keep his tears back as he starts to sing “Jealous” by Labrinth.

And what a voice he has! His performance is filled with raw emotion and love. He’s singing for his son, for his future, for their lives and for whatever happens next. Even the judges were floored. This is a must watch audition.

Click below to hear Marcio’s heart-wrenching story and spot-on performance! I hope he goes far.