68-year-old “The best voice” that has ever been heard on Ireland’s Got Talent is Matt Dodd

At Ireland’s Got Talent, the spotlight shone on 68-year-old contestant Matt Dodd as he delivered a soul-stirring rendition of Tom Jones’ classic “I (Who Have Nothing).” Clad in a dapper suit, Dodd’s velvety vocals effortlessly blended power and finesse, leaving both judges and audience mesmerized.

Despite not being a professional vocalist, Dodd commanded the stage with an aura of confidence, captivating the audience from start to finish. His audition quickly became a sensation, garnering over 8.1 million views on the Ireland’s Got Talent YouTube channel.

Prior to his performance, Dodd shared a heartwarming anecdote about his daily routine at a Ballyfermot adult day care center, where he delights seniors by serenading them on the morning bus rides. Encouraged by one of his grandchildren during a family lunch, Dodd decided to take a leap and audition for the show.

Judge Louis Walsh lauded Dodd’s vocal prowess, expressing astonishment that such talent hadn’t yet graced the limelight. Michelle Visage echoed the sentiment, acknowledging the rarity of Dodd’s natural gift. In the semi-final round, Dodd showcased his versatility by delivering a stirring rendition of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Love Changes Everything,” demonstrating his ability to excel in diverse musical genres.

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