If there is one thing that all of us can do, we can all sing. Some of us may not be able to sing well and we might only sing when we are in the shower but there are also many who are not only good at it, they like to share their talent with others. Perhaps you have known someone for many years and suddenly, you learned that they were able to sing beautifully. You may even have heard somebody only in passing and realize that they had a talent that was worth sharing. That was the case with Barry Darcy of Cork, Ireland.
At 30 years old, Barry had the opportunity to be on Ireland’s Got Talent and he took that opportunity to impress the judges. In fact, everybody in the audience was amazed with his impressive singing ability. Before he sang, he talked about issues he had faced and how he overcame them with optimism. It was inspirational for everyone who had the opportunity to be there. Since it was captured on video and shared with the world, it was also inspirational to millions.
Louis Walsh initiated the conversation when he went on stage. Barry said: “I had a herniated disc in my back and you crush the nerves into my legs. I just want to get out of bed one day and fell out onto the floor. They gave me a 50-50 chance of ever walking again, and I took it.”
It is difficult to imagine waking up and suddenly not being able to walk. Barry had to stop and take a serious look at his life and see what he was going to do with it. He had a wife and children that were behind him and their support helped to get beyond that level.
They asked him about his song and he replied by saying ‘The Wonder of You’, an Elvis Presley hit. He said the lyrics were perfect for how he felt about his family. His voice was similar to Elvis but he also had a very confident and comfortable way of presenting himself while on stage.
When things work well for a performer, it’s an act that is unmistakable. This man had such an experience and along with his story and his voice, he was an instant hit. Before long, Walsh got up out of his seat and hit the Golden Buzzer.
When you have a positive attitude and meet challenges head on, you never know what can happen.
Barry is inspirational and it shows us that we can overcome difficult situations when we face them with optimism. You can see him performing in this amazing video: