COCONUT CREEK — By day, Miami’s Carlos De Antonis is a car service driver and the rest of the time he’s the hottest contestant on this season of America’s Got Talent.
Seriously, all four judges were on their feet by the end of his audition.
“You are so good,” said Heidi Klum.
The notoriously cranky Simon Cowell called him, “One of the most likable contestants we’ve had on this show.
We caught up with De Antonis at his VIP Watch Party at Legends Lounge at Seminole Coconut Creek Casino Tuesday night.
In case you’re not an opera fan, Nessun Dorma, “None Shall Sleep” is a super popular aria for tenors. Seriously, it’s like opera Top 40.
Luciano Pavarotti made it a household tune back in 1990 when the BBC used it for their coverage of the 1990 FIFA World Cup.
The aria is from the final act of Giacomo Puccini‘s opera Turandot, about a man who attempts to win the heart of a princess by answering the three riddles she proposes to every suitor.
Right before this song is sung, the hero has answered every riddle but the cruel princess still doesn’t want to marry him.
De Antonis may sing the song like a champ, but it doesn’t look like he’ll be facing that kind of rejection any time soon!
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