James Percell, a homeless man from the Bronx, New York, has become a YouTube sensation with his song “Everything Must Change.”
So far, the video has more than 1 million views and, according to the New York Post, Parcell still dreams of hitting it big in the music industry.
The 49-year-old says he auditioned for “X-Factor,” but was turned down because he was homeless. “The judge . . . said, ‘How can we contact you?’ [But] once he knew I was homeless, his persona changed. He said, ‘Well, listen, maybe next time,’ ” Percell said.
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He said he was also turned down by “The Voice” earlier this year, but says he’ll try again the next go-around.
Percell claims to have quite the entertainment background. Here is what he told The Post:
He claimed to have once been a backup singer for R&B groups such as Jodeci and the hip-hoppers C+C Music Factory.
Percell said he wrote “Everything Must Change’’ hoping to give it to Michael Jackson, but then the Gloved One died.