This 28-year-old was given 10 minutes to decide if he wants to adopt his week-old nephew or the baby goes to foster care

They say that music has a magical power to soothe, touch, and take over one’s soul. For Marcio Donaldson, this belief speaks volume of truth.

For a child who was placed in foster care together with his sister, Marcio had no one but music to give his mind an escape from his situation. But more than a coping mechanism, music lighted his heart and gave him something to look forward to.

Marcio grew up into a man who has courage to chase after his dream. Believing in his talent and ability, Marcio auditioned to American Idol to pursue his passion for singing.He passed the initial test and had a golden ticket. However, he did not go beyond the group performance.

But he did not let his defeat from his first American Idol journey get the best of him. Instead, he took it as a challenge to further hone his talent. And when American Idol opened its door to new hopefuls, Marcio get in on the audition line once more.

In his viral audition tape, Marcio walked in the audition room together with his adopted son and shared his tearful but inspiring story.

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