“I applied in Ireland’s Got Talent because I want to inspire other people especially all the stutterers around the world since I’m also a stutterer myself.”
A 29-year-old Filipino nurse who lives in Dublin received a standing ovation from the Ireland’s Got Talent judges after singing his rendition of Elvis Presley's “Can’t Help Falling In Love You.” Rodel Borja, who works in a nursing home in Dublin, decided to join the international competition to inspire individuals who stutter like him.
He said, “I applied in Ireland's Got Talent because I want to inspire other people especially all the stutterers around the world since I’m also a stutterer myself.”
Rodel shared that it is through singing that he is able to express himself better. “Growing up with stutter was quite difficult because I am not really that confident in expressing myself by talking. I expressed myself more and better by singing,” he said.
He added, “Actually until now I did not overcome it yet. I just came up with techniques to hide it and I still find it difficult to talk.”
Rodel relayed that he usually sings to his patients. “I do that almost everyday and they seem to like it,” he stated.
Watch his performance below: