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D'Corey Johnson: 11-Year-Old Covers "Open Arms" By Journey | Auditions | AGT 2023

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  • Louisville, Kentucky's own covers the iconic Journey song "Open Arms" and doesn't flinch when asked to perform the song a cappella by Simon Cowell. The young singing sensation has dreams of being on Broadway one day.
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  • Ofentse Mwase Films
    Ofentse Mwase Films 3 months ago +1530

    This kid needs to be in a film. A star

    • Gin Spaulding
      Gin Spaulding 3 months ago +28

      I predict that D'Corey would be just as God-fearing, polite, hardworking, and humble as he is now. His parents wouldn't have it any other way. I know the family AND extended family personally, so I feel like I know this.

    • Francesca A
      Francesca A 3 months ago +18

      I agree he's got that energy and the camera loves him. I would not be surprised to see him in a movie.

    • Nese
      Nese 3 months ago +12

      Disney musical!!!

    • Debbie Bramwell
      Debbie Bramwell 3 months ago +8

      Amen and amen!!

    • Pernice Cartwright
      Pernice Cartwright 3 months ago +4


  • Mason Tyler
    Mason Tyler 2 months ago +134

    His voice is sooo mature . This boy does not need backing vocals at all. Absolutely stunning.

    • lucky lady
      lucky lady 2 months ago +3

      Journey main singer "PERRY is probably saying "WOW - to hear this young of 11 singing this lovely ballad " Opened Arms!

    • Tony Hughes
      Tony Hughes Month ago +2

      It was even better without the backing music. Fantastic!

  • M E
    M E 3 months ago +469

    I have never seen any singer be asked to sing a-cappella and this child, young man, did it flawlessly!

    • TreeChick 4Life
      TreeChick 4Life 3 months ago +12

      Ive seen it with a woman from Russia, I believe. Her voice was unbelievable.

    • kimtorres976
      kimtorres976 3 months ago +26

      They actually ask them to do that quite often

    • kimtorres976
      kimtorres976 3 months ago +20

      Often when there is alot going on with the music , I have seen that almost always with Simon .

    • Rachel
      Rachel 3 months ago +3

      😱👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻Amazing voice

    • Jen F
      Jen F 3 months ago +7

      @TreeChick 4Life Is that the lady that was so good they thought she was lip syncing?

  • Peace Freedom
    Peace Freedom 3 months ago +575

    He sings like he’s been professionally trained. ❤

    • Heavenly Lullibies
      Heavenly Lullibies 3 months ago +41

      Nahhh . . . He's just been on this planet before. . . just continuing his journey . . . again

    • SunRae* **
      SunRae* ** 3 months ago +19

      @Heavenly Lullibies
      Yesss !!! And he has that IT factor, that you have to be born with.

    • Big D
      Big D 3 months ago +20

      That's my buddy's son, lil guy sings like his daddy

    • HB
      HB 2 months ago +6

      I'm sure he has

    • TheUmystifyme18
      TheUmystifyme18 2 months ago +1

      I’d like to hear him sing something else. Beautiful voice but it was too over the top for that tender, flawless song.

  • teresa legler
    teresa legler 3 months ago +100

    Simon is almost always correct in his requests. Second version showcased a broader range. Well Done!

  • jurassicsushi
    jurassicsushi 3 months ago +109

    He has fantastic stage presence also. He engages with the audience and pulls you right in with his voice and everything.

  • Reba
    Reba 3 months ago +1812

    When Simon told him to go Acapella, best decision ever and this lil guy killed it. Beautifully done, absolute chills

    • Latanza Johnson
      Latanza Johnson 3 months ago +14


    • ancientfifer
      ancientfifer 3 months ago +68

      People can say what they will about Simon, but he knows talent and can bring out the best in performers.

    • rochelle davis
      rochelle davis 3 months ago +21

      Perfect pitch!

    • Kevin Smith
      Kevin Smith 3 months ago +18

      100 percent Chills that was amazing all the way through ❤

    • Mozelle Philpart
      Mozelle Philpart 3 months ago +24

      I agree, that Accapella sealed it with his beautiful voice!😊🎹

  • Kelly Gray
    Kelly Gray 12 days ago +4

    I got goosebumps. This kid is amazing! 🙂❤

  • Fred Liad
    Fred Liad 3 months ago +49

    He’s 11 and he sang with so much emotion, Beautiful voice!!! 🙌🏼💯

  • Tuhleenah
    Tuhleenah 3 months ago +15

    His confidence and stage presence is neck and neck with his vocal talents. Kid's a rockstar❤❤

  • Twiggy B
    Twiggy B 3 months ago +136

    Thank you D'Corey, this was my wedding song back in the 80's, and your version gave me goosebumps. Outstanding!

  • Tehillah Leask
    Tehillah Leask 2 months ago +34

    This boy does not need backing vocals at all. Absolutely stunning

  • Monica Kelly
    Monica Kelly 3 months ago +2232

    You know when Simon closes his eyes and turns his head to the side...he is listening for that perfect pitch. A star in the making right there young man

    • Lilian Folkes
      Lilian Folkes 3 months ago +30

      Simon never knew what hit him straight in his face ❤❤❤❤

    • Maria Leysen
      Maria Leysen 3 months ago +21

      Such a sweet VOICE 🌹🗣🙏
      .... open arms....
      HERE HE IS......

    • Julie Parham
      Julie Parham 3 months ago +49

      Simon knew, but wanted us to hear the purity of this young talent’s voice.

    • Repent and believe in Jesus Christ
      Repent and believe in Jesus Christ 3 months ago +28

      Repent to Jesus Christ “The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.”
      ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭18‬:‭21‬ ‭NIV‬‬

    • Mary Ashcraft
      Mary Ashcraft 3 months ago +13

      Simply beautiful 😂❤

  • Dawn Jawid
    Dawn Jawid 3 months ago +63

    This kid is gold. I could totally see him on the Broadway stage. Keep singing, cutie pie!! 💜💜💜

  • D Epp
    D Epp 2 months ago +2

    What a beautiful voice. Such talent and grace for a young man.

  • Lloyd Moore
    Lloyd Moore 3 months ago +94

    He's only 11. His potential is off the freakin' charts! Sky's the limit!

  • Meredith King
    Meredith King 3 months ago +32

    D'Corey is destined for greatness! What an amazing talent, that voice! OMG!!

  • Leon Whitted
    Leon Whitted 3 months ago +65

    This is incredible!;! Where does this kind of talent come from? The pitch, tone, and clarity and he's only eleven years old. Truly blessed and highly favored, this young man will go far in life 👏👏👏👏👏🎶🎼💯

  • Evelyn Brown
    Evelyn Brown 3 months ago +18

    He's going to be a star! In the future we will remember him! Great performance!

  • Ash Kisten
    Ash Kisten Month ago +6

    WOW !!! WOW !!! WOW !!!!.....dynamite comes in small packages !! ❤ His voice and style touches the heart and soul. 👌👍😘😘😘

  • Perman
    Perman 3 months ago +71

    Wow..he had such a strong voice for a lil guy like him. He's going places for sure!

  • Hailey Hall
    Hailey Hall 3 months ago +14

    I met this sweet young man’s father today at my job and he was talking about his boy and his voice and how we all should look it up on youtube and honestly im so glad I did . this boys voice is so angelic, I know you’ll go far kid 🥰❤️

  • Richard Ong
    Richard Ong 3 months ago +22

    A star is born! Incredible talent and confidence beyond his years! The showmanship is top notch! Well done little guy with a big voice! Bright future ahead for sure!

  • Dylan Smith
    Dylan Smith 3 months ago +324

    WHAT A VOICE!!!!!!! Somebody get this kid to Broadway ASAP!!!!!!! He so deserved the Golden Buzzer!!!!

    • j b
      j b 3 months ago +12

      No, not golden buzzer, not quite yet. Simon knows the little guy needs some voice lessons, and it wouldn't be any surprise if he offered to pay for the child to have them. He does things like that when he sees the potential.
      Give a GB too soon, and the motivation to perform even better can be impeded. But in another year---yes, that young man will be getting a golden buzzer all on his own!

  • Luneth
    Luneth 3 months ago +8

    The *soul* in his voice, damn. One of my favorite songs and bands, too. Well done! This kid's gonna go far.

  • Elizabeth Banks
    Elizabeth Banks 3 months ago +12

    OMG why am I sitting her bawling. This young man is absolutely amazing. His pitch and voice control is spectacular

  • Pauline Wallace
    Pauline Wallace 3 months ago +4

    Awesome❤..What a performance,I thought he would get that golden buzzer especially after singing a cappela..But he is GOLDEN! I can keep his voice on repeat all day❤

  • Shervyse Smiles
    Shervyse Smiles 3 months ago +10

    So we all agree he will be blessing stages and screens all over asap right?! 🙌🏽😍👏🏽 Amazing!

  • Krema Peneva
    Krema Peneva 3 months ago +7

    Such a mature voice. I hope he does well on the show.

  • Kin Bre444
    Kin Bre444 3 months ago +760

    His dad is a really good singer & his mom is one of the best hairstylist in the city ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

    • Michael Maps
      Michael Maps 3 months ago +55

      Nice. So he comes from a gifted and artistic family

    • Donna
      Donna 3 months ago +59

      Where the heck did that adult voice come from?? To do a Journey song is incredibly risky! He nailed it! 💖💖💖

    • Jean B.
      Jean B. 3 months ago +47

      @Donna He did nail it but sometimes its hard for me to see a child doing an adult song AND YET he sang it so genuinely that you would think he had the experiences the song was about and that is really special.

    • UTubeEmployees RNazis
      UTubeEmployees RNazis 3 months ago +17

      That's great to hear!

    • Angie Bethel
      Angie Bethel 3 months ago +20

      He is blessed a god given talent. God bless this child he is really going to go far in life praying that he continues Just beautiful has great control and the tone is just great. Simon wanted to make sure of what he was hearing. He is going to have a great deal of getting this kid where he going to be. ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

  • RapForLife
    RapForLife 3 months ago +16

    Such confidence and stage presence, not to mention amazing voice and vocal range, AGT 2023 is going H-A-R-S-H on competition!

  • Jeavanie Francis
    Jeavanie Francis 3 months ago +5

    This kid’s got talent!!. He’s definitely going places👏🏾

  • Tyla LaFlamme
    Tyla LaFlamme 16 days ago +3

    I love how he got two standing ovations before the voting even happened ❤️❤️

  • Letitia Parish
    Letitia Parish 3 months ago +10

    Sing it young man. No matter how this turns out don’t stop singing. Own this

  • CL Bert
    CL Bert 3 months ago +8

    He has such a mature voice. And he is an entertainer not “just” a singer.

  • Audrey Walker
    Audrey Walker 3 months ago +516

    He sounded even better acappella ❤

  • Valerie Hutton
    Valerie Hutton 3 months ago +3

    Absolutely loved this. He is a star. What an amazing voice!

  • Shane Ross
    Shane Ross 3 months ago +3

    I didn't hear how strong and perfect his voice sounded til he went acapela. He's phenomenal.

  • Matheus Veiga Matveiga
    Matheus Veiga Matveiga 3 months ago +12

    Não só a voz , mas como também a postura, a presença de palco. Já tô até vendo, ou melhor, ouvindo futuramente esse talento.

  • R A
    R A 12 days ago

    I was very upset D'Corey Johnson did not make it to the finale. Awesome voice. Simon needs to take him on toward a fabulous career.

  • Jane Dougherty
    Jane Dougherty 3 months ago +18

    Remember he is only 11 with the whole world out there just waiting for him! Powerful voice! I can't wait to see him on Broadway!!! God bless all of you ❤️

  • kingsley kofi boateng
    kingsley kofi boateng 3 months ago +153

    His stage presence is unmatched 💥

  • Donald Parnell
    Donald Parnell 3 months ago +225

    That is CRAZY how good that young man is at only 11 years old!
    He has some serious talent!

  • david david
    david david 3 months ago

    Great performance and a standing O from his favorite judge. What a night! Well done! I can't wait to hear more.

  • Mozun Shams
    Mozun Shams 2 months ago +5

    This kid is such amazing 😢❤❤❤❤❤

  • Mimmi Piggast
    Mimmi Piggast 3 months ago +6

    What a talent! He nailed the a capella. ❤😮

  • Amazing Johnny
    Amazing Johnny 3 months ago +7

    This season has a lot of young talent and this young man is no exception. Wonderful voice !

  • Alexa Mosca
    Alexa Mosca 3 months ago +4

    Such a classic. This song always brings me to tears and he did such an incredible job!

  • my10baby
    my10baby 3 months ago +644

    His voice is amazing, especially for an 11 year old

  • The Good Will
    The Good Will 3 months ago +6

    He's even better Acapella! 👐🏾 What a gifted talent! This is whats been missing for a while. My the force of this Universe keep him "Protected!" GO D'COREY! 👏🏾

  • Zipgun
    Zipgun 2 months ago +7

    He is gonna blow up! 🙌👏📀📀📀

  • Helen Dolo
    Helen Dolo 21 day ago

    I love his personality and courage, he's a star already

  • New Beginnings
    New Beginnings 3 months ago +3

    May God bless this kid for the rest of his life. Best wishes to you little man. You’re going places.

  • Christine Harris
    Christine Harris 3 months ago +7

    Beautiful voice young man

  • TIKI
    TIKI 3 months ago +388

    When he delivers the final lyrics 'Open Arms' ... He totally captures a little Michael Jackson. Incredibly gifted I wish him a tremendously blessed life ahead

  • Ana De Cruz
    Ana De Cruz 2 months ago

    Piel de gallina se me ha puesto ❤ AMAZING!!!!! 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

  • Florence Mwale
    Florence Mwale 3 months ago +7

    His voice is so mature for an 11-year-old❤❤❤

  • Temitope Emmanuel
    Temitope Emmanuel 3 months ago +12

    Omggg, the maturity and perfection in his voice.😮😮😮
    This is not a boy but a big man with a voice kingdom.🎉🎉🎉

    • Janice Al-Najjar
      Janice Al-Najjar 3 months ago +1

      temitopeemmanuel6276 " A big man with a voice kingdom"? What on earth are you talking about? He's a very talented 11 year old boy with an 11year old voice.

  • jushellesmiter38
    jushellesmiter38 3 months ago

    He should have gotten that golden buzzer! If he didn’t. Awesome young man. Praying for your success in all you want to do with your life

  • faith p smith
    faith p smith 3 months ago +4

    Wonderful vocals.He is so young to sing with such feeling, I got the chills.🎉🎉🎉

  • Tara Matheis
    Tara Matheis 3 months ago +564

    This little guy has SERIOUS talent!! He will go far!! 🎉

    • Kendall Hughes
      Kendall Hughes 3 months ago +4

      He has *Brian McKNnight* talent (let's just hope he's able to cope with the fame/money/women!)

  • sims hill
    sims hill 3 months ago +1

    Tear of joy! I liked hearing that song 🎶 by JOURNEY …That young fella has made me love Open Arms Bravo 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

  • Melody Gilbert
    Melody Gilbert 3 months ago +2

    His voice and the melody he killed it

  • SirZachariahlll
    SirZachariahlll 3 months ago +10

    This kid and his whole family should be proud af

  • Joby Esqueda
    Joby Esqueda 2 months ago

    It’s almost like the beat was holding him back this is amazing

  • raine dyani
    raine dyani 3 months ago +2

    This kid has got it!! ❤️🔥✨

  • Mr. C.C.
    Mr. C.C. 3 months ago +224

    He dresses better than I do. Stylin' and profilin'. Flawless rendition. Well done.

  • Carmen Hemet
    Carmen Hemet 3 months ago

    Pure talent! This kid is going places!

  • Brevert Meroli
    Brevert Meroli 3 months ago +2

    A pure gem!

  • Lise Kelley
    Lise Kelley 3 months ago +3

    Gave me chills!! Great job

  • Sanad Sultan
    Sanad Sultan 3 months ago +7

    He just shocked me 😮
    Amazing talent

  • LA Gunn
    LA Gunn 3 months ago +8

    He is so good, tears came to my eyes!!!❤

  • Joy Howe
    Joy Howe 3 months ago +213

    Am crying this boy can sing his heart out. He's unbelievably talented

  • M Brown
    M Brown 3 months ago

    Wow! Love this...he has an amazing voice!🎉

  • robinfun21
    robinfun21 Month ago

    this kid has better stage performance than a lot of the adults

  • K-Ro
    K-Ro 3 months ago

    He’s fantastic! Wish him a bright future, and all the best.

  • Magnificent One
    Magnificent One 3 months ago +3

    That was just brilliant! Steve Perry would be proud of him!

  • Jay <3
    Jay <3 3 months ago +131

    he’s gotten so much better since i first heard him sing! he went to my elementary school and the first video of him singing was brought to the surface a few years ago. he is amazing!

    • Linda Thomas
      Linda Thomas 3 months ago +5

      He works hard / full of passion ! He's dream is supported big time!

    • n2tigers99
      n2tigers99 3 months ago

      Whaaatt?! Incredible!

  • Venessa Moon
    Venessa Moon 3 months ago +7

    He has a great voice & stage presence!

  • Lee Jeonghun
    Lee Jeonghun 3 months ago +6

    He is very confident and so great, 11yrs old in front of thousands audiences and sing even without backing track? He is so brave, he is a STAR 🌟

  • FSDM Channel
    FSDM Channel  3 months ago +3

    He deserve a golden buzzer. Good talent

  • Ned Bass
    Ned Bass 3 months ago

    This kid is full of zest but full of talent as well!!!

  • Ozell Baker
    Ozell Baker 3 months ago

    Golden Buzzer Performance 💥💥💥💥💥 Beautiful Voice

  • Jean B.
    Jean B. 3 months ago +254

    WHY NOT A GOLDEN BUZZER for this child? HE was simply amazing.

    • F1D
      F1D 3 months ago +11


      MAYANK GUPTA 3 months ago +20

      mediocre, singers do not deserve golden buzzer, there are 1 million singers in this world, its not a unique talent

    • Stan's World
      Stan's World 3 months ago +9

      Because they've not only used them all but they've already made up buttons like a crowd golden buzzer and a group buzzer because theirs been so much talent this year

    • lahla13
      lahla13 3 months ago +10

      This way, selfishly, we'll get to hear more of him

    • Diane johnson
      Diane johnson 3 months ago +4

      No more buzzers left

  • Melodie Wooten
    Melodie Wooten 3 months ago

    When I hear this young man, he reminds me of late Ben Vereen. His energy, talent and excitement while performing.

  • Wavy like the ocean
    Wavy like the ocean 3 months ago +3

    Wow he sure killed it!

  • mgamer327
    mgamer327 3 months ago +3

    Totally amazing! he did not just copy every little nuance of the original artist like most people do, he has his own personal trademarks all over this! I LOVED D'Corey's version! Awesome talent!

  • Jorge Montero
    Jorge Montero 3 months ago +5

    Since he was little, he perfectly understood the profession of being a singer

  • Iane Howe
    Iane Howe 3 months ago +3

    Simon my thoughts exactly, take everything else and just sing. No drama, no gesture his voice is more then enough

  • Jesse Smith
    Jesse Smith 3 months ago +280

    Simon is so good…asking him to sing without the backing took the shake(nerves) out of his voice and he sounded even better. With a good coach and more experience he’ll be a star for sure.
    Hope he does well in agt!

    • Patrice A Roth
      Patrice A Roth 3 months ago +6

      Why did that happen? Why did he sing so much more confidently a cappella?

    • Mrs O
      Mrs O 3 months ago +4

      Spot on!

    • SunupdownatSincity
      SunupdownatSincity 3 months ago +10

      Simon knew his voice so good that why He asked him sang again without the backing 👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾

    • knory123
      knory123 3 months ago +9

      @Patrice A Roth Well singing to a backing track is sometimes harder than singing without one, because you have to stay on track the whole time and when you're nervous timing becomes very difficult.

    • Jojo Moe
      Jojo Moe 3 months ago +1

      ​@knory123exxxxxxactly ❤

  • jarry b
    jarry b 3 months ago +4

    He killed it❤❤❤🎉🎉🎉

  • Leslie Holland
    Leslie Holland 3 months ago

    It’s tough to hear this song sung by anyone but Steve Perry. I think this young man’s voice will get even better as he fine tunes his vocals as he gets older.

  • RR
    RR 3 months ago +5

    He doesn’t need music. He’s even better acapella ! Absolutely brilliant!!! 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

  • B B
    B B 3 months ago +3

    Beautiful natural Real singer gifted heart felt Talent (no auto tune no loud bass) to cover up bad singing ❤💯 He's definitely going places- the sky is the limit

  • Sushi Slayer
    Sushi Slayer 3 months ago +115

    I’m not mad he didn’t get the golden buzzer, because he is definitely top 3. This way, we get to see him perform more. Right?

    • Jürgen Böhm
      Jürgen Böhm 3 months ago +6

      Golden buzzers only skip the (no performance) deliberation round these days.

    • Dody Adkins
      Dody Adkins 3 months ago +1


    • janice williams
      janice williams 3 months ago +8

      He should have gotten the gold buzzer

  • Kalli
    Kalli 3 months ago

    My jaw dropped. He’s incredible.

  • Talent Group For Children
    Talent Group For Children 3 months ago +2

    Serious pipes....simply AMAZING 👏

  • Elizabeth ILLING
    Elizabeth ILLING 3 months ago

    Beautiful, beautiful voice. This boy is straight from heaven. Bless you D'Corey. YOU are the Loveliest experience I have had in a long time. Really needed a lift this weekend. Thank you so much. Will keep you in my prayers. Protect him, mom and dad. Find an independent recording company. DO NOT allow him to sign a contract with any mainstream producers/recorders. Pray about this for discernment.

  • Jewels Elle_Ginger
    Jewels Elle_Ginger 3 months ago

    Such confidence and talent for such a young person. Nice job!!

  • Shan
    Shan 3 months ago

    What a sharp looking lad. And talented to boot...He's def going to go far. Well done!