What’s your name? My name is Donel Mangena. 16 years old. And I’m from Southampton. I currently live at home,
with my mom, my dad, my little brother… …and my aunt. My inspiration to sing is my dad. We’ve built a little studio
in the shed. Where I write my songs and
I make my music there. When I’m not at college
or in the studio… …I love to hang out with my mates. Growing up, my parents wanted me to… …sort of explore
the culture of Zimbabwe. So, I moved to Zimbabwe
for a couple of years. And stayed with my grandma. I have an incredible, huge,
gigantic soft spot for her. I love my grandson, he’s so polite,
I’m telling you. He’s well-behaved and
just doing well at school. The blind audition for me today
is massive. I’m going to do something
crazy with my lyrics… …with a bit of Zimbabwean language. It’s gonna be a challenge… But I hope I can make
my whole family proud. That’s my grandson! I’m so happy! Get it, grandma!
Get it, grandma! I love that woman! I want her on my team! There’s your winner! So Donel… …I think it took like… …three words. I just hit it,
because you hit my heart. You know… …everyone’s gonna do their pitch. Everyone’s gonna like,
promise you a lot of things… Wait, wait, wait, hold up. A lot of these coaches… …are gonna promise you
a lot of things for this show. – You’re getting ready? … and this show only. This is the truth. You pick me, bro,
you got me for… …however long you want
me in your life. I did all my stretching ’cause… …I’m willing to physically fistfight… …for you. I’ll fight you right now. I’m just saying… That’s right! I’m just saying like,
you are so worth fighting for. You are a star and
you are ready to go… …and I’m just happy
to have winners that… Will be quiet, get off the phone,
what are you doing? I’m calling the record company! Hello record company? You’re amazing,
that’s all I can say. And I’m ready to fight. See this right here bro?
– What is that?! This, inside this backpack,
I carry it everywhere… …my hard drives,
I’m ready to go to work bro. Like, you got the Grammy’s card
in here… Somebody put the Grammy card…
– I got the Grammy, though. I got two, I just won one,
about a month or so ago. I got eight. I got an Oscar to,
for music and singing. BAFTA… Emmys… I won last year. Don’t choose Will! Jhud, Jhud, Jhud! I’m ready to go,
when you’re ready to go bro… …so let me know. Alright. Who are you gonna choose? I think… I would like to choose Will. Can I meet your grandma?
– Yeah, you can. Oh wow, he’s the best. I’m his grandmother!
– Nice to meet you. Oh God… That hurt. Donel is a true artist… …somebody that I know… …that I’ll be able to work
with after the show. There’s awesome, there’s amazing
and then there’s Donel. Don’t clap for him. The next battle is gonna be… Rhianna… You’re going up against Donel. I do not want to be
partnered with Donel. He’s so good. Even though my grandma is
not at the battles… …I know that she’s out there
in Zimbabwe… … supporting her grandson. I know you can make it, Donel. I have confidence in you
and have confidence in yourself. I know you can sing and dance. Show the whole world! My mind went blank
in front of Will. Yeah and it’s a lot of pressure. I have personally feel
like I’ve let myself down… …because I was hoping to give it
a hundred percent, as I usually do. I’m really concerned
for this battle. Like, just keep our fingers crossed… …that in the time between now
and battle time… …they master it. It was unreal. I want to buy that single now. Donel, the superstar. That’s who I am talking to,
that’s what you are. The winner of the battle is… Donel. I can’t believe that I’m here
at the Knockouts. The Black Eyed Peas
were excited to see me… Like, I’ve got to pinch myself mate,
like oh, is that real? My grandma has had people
writing about her… …headline articles in Zimbabwe… …it’s incredible. It’s so fun. I hope I can make my
whole family proud. ‘Cause that’s what I love doing. I have a four year old brother,
who’s called Malachi. He’s annoying,
but I love him. He’s my little best mate. Donel is a great brother and fun. Good luck, Donel.
You’re the best. I just see something in him,
that’s very special. There’s a lot to be said
about his future. Man, he’s a force to be
reckoned with. I mean, he’s got the full package. He’ll be dangerous. This is going to be a lot of
pressure for me. So this is the time where I have
to focus, improve and really work. I’m not happy with it, man. I don’t know why. Well, that’s fine too… …we’ve still got
a couple of more to go… Donel is the real deal. He needs to continue
shining, performing flawlessly. Donel is about to take it
to the next level. Is Donel coming now?
– Yes! What do you say?! Like… I screamed over here,
I turned in to a fan… It’s like, well I am a fan. I was just like: ‘what is he doing?’,
‘how do you do that?’… …’what is this?’, ‘what’s happening?’… I was enjoying the experience. You’re a star, dude. You’re a star.
– Thank you so much. Thank you. I mean Will and Donel,
is like a match made in heaven. This combination is just… That’s the best knockout performance
we’ve had so far. That was… So Will, three absolutely cracking singers… …as you know,
anyone can go through. The person moving forward… …is Donel. Hello Donel, how are you? I’ve made it to the semi-finals! That’s wonderful, my boy. Alright, here we are. The lives. I’m here to support what it is
you want to do. I really like to try
‘Happy’ by Pharrell Williams. We worked together on the song
to make it super different. Just like a light calimbo
of a nice drum. And bring the beat up. And on those hips… I’m feeling very excited
with the song choice. But now I have to really
work my socks off. I don’t think that my vocals
were 100 percent. It’s making me
like, a bit nervous. You either singing or you’re dancing? Because right now the singing part,
it needs to rise up. There is pressure,
I need to step up my game. I need to step up
this next performance. You’re born to do
what you’re doing. and you’re just…
you’re amazing mate… …you’re so great to watch. Loved it, loved it, loved it. Our third singer,
through to the final is… Donel! I looked at my nan
and she was going off! When I see Donel on the stage… …sometimes I feel like crying… Because when he sings,
it touches my heart. So I’ve been working really hard and
going home meant a lot to me. It was just nice to be at home
with my family. And to just chill. I want to thank you all… …for all your lovely support,
I love you guys. And thank you. I think he’s living every bit
of his dream. Just seeing him
doing what he loves… …is just heartwarming. If Donel won The Voice,
I’ll be very, very, very… …very, very, very
proud in the whole wide world! My grandma has been a big part
of my experience on The Voice. She’s become a celebrity herself. She even came with me
to do a news report. It’s wonderful to meet you. Thank you very much. You’re the world’s greatest dancer!
– Is it? Yes!
– I didn’t know that. What do you think about this boy? I just fully support it, I love him. Go for it, don’t panic. I know you’ll make it, yes. Thank you for flying
all the way from Zimbabwe… …to come support me. Thank you Donel.
– Love you. Tonight could change
everything for me. Everything I’ve been working hard
for comes down to this. I can not afford to make
any mistakes tonight. How do you feel about your grandson? Oh Donel, I feel like crying, Tears… tears of joy! Amazing watching
your granna watch you. It inspired me and I was about
to cry right with her. Because you’re a star, babe.
You’re a star. I’ve learned so much from Will. I’ve learned to be who I am
and to be myself. I just want to do this
for the rest of my life. I know I’m only 16, but,
nothing is impossible. I can now announce that
the winner of The Voice 2018 is… …Ruti!

16-Year-Old and grandmother steal the show in The Voice! | Journey #28
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100 thoughts on “16-Year-Old and grandmother steal the show in The Voice! | Journey #28

  • August 30, 2019 at 1:06 am
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    Glad Will was #1

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  • August 30, 2019 at 8:35 am
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    Let’s see if Will keeps his word

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  • August 30, 2019 at 1:26 pm
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    I just read: 16-year old grandmother

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  • August 30, 2019 at 7:29 pm
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    Donel proud of being zimbo 😚😚😚😚 thats cool im from zimbo too

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  • August 30, 2019 at 8:29 pm
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    Proud grandma

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  • August 31, 2019 at 5:19 am
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    Omg. He is so good

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  • August 31, 2019 at 5:41 am
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    Ya veo de dónde sacó Carlos vives la idea de llevar un bolso lleno de cosas al programa Voice 🤣🤣🤣🤦🏻‍♀️❤

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  • August 31, 2019 at 10:34 pm
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    Zimbabwean Chris Brown!

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  • September 1, 2019 at 12:34 am
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    He should have won this. That's this industry.

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  • September 1, 2019 at 2:32 am
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    What is the name of the song that was playing when he was talking about his life?

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  • September 1, 2019 at 3:17 am
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    I love how he incorporates his language and culture and that’s what makes him so likable. ☺️

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  • September 1, 2019 at 6:24 am
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    When I first him I thought about usher…… He is so amazing

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  • September 1, 2019 at 1:46 pm
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    Anybody here in august 2019??

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  • September 1, 2019 at 2:56 pm
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    His teeth are sooo white. Reminds me of me hehehe. Makes me want to smile 😊😄

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  • September 1, 2019 at 6:50 pm
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    Seems like Darren Espanto of Philippines

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  • September 2, 2019 at 2:56 am
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    More grace honey

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  • September 2, 2019 at 3:55 am
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    The grandma

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  • September 2, 2019 at 7:01 am
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    IF CHRIS BROWN AND JUSTINE DERULO HAD A BABY HAHA

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  • September 2, 2019 at 4:42 pm
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    The "IT" Factor!!

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  • September 2, 2019 at 9:43 pm
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    I wish he won😭😓

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  • September 3, 2019 at 1:57 am
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    He old school cute h e is uniquely

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  • September 3, 2019 at 11:16 am
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    OMG! This guy is a phenomenum… I love him

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  • September 3, 2019 at 11:20 am
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    I thought your brother or russel westbrook HAHAHAH

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  • September 3, 2019 at 11:35 am
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    This kid kinda cute but other than that I love his accent I think it's so majestic and beautiful

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  • September 3, 2019 at 1:57 pm
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    Grandmother has so much energy !!!

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  • September 3, 2019 at 2:42 pm
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    He reminds me of Jason Derulo

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  • September 3, 2019 at 10:34 pm
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    How did he not win?

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  • September 4, 2019 at 2:07 am
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    Brilliant 🤗

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  • September 4, 2019 at 2:05 pm
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    Much love from Zimbabwe

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  • September 4, 2019 at 3:08 pm
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    AMAZING SINGER

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  • September 4, 2019 at 6:09 pm
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    Ooooh…they both soo swit!!!..love u n yo grandma

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  • September 4, 2019 at 6:19 pm
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    I respect this guy he stays in England but he can still speak isiZulu

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  • September 4, 2019 at 6:46 pm
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    Damm good men

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  • September 5, 2019 at 4:07 am
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    16 years 😨 Omg Michael Jackson historoy is Repeat

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  • September 5, 2019 at 4:27 am
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    Wow so amazing music is so powerful! It has no colour or where you from

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  • September 5, 2019 at 12:56 pm
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    He's so awesome as in wow

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  • September 5, 2019 at 1:24 pm
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    My next Jason Derulo ❤️

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  • September 6, 2019 at 7:56 am
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    nice nice keep going🇿🇼🇿🇼🇿🇼

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  • September 6, 2019 at 9:34 am
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    Raps in zulu which is south africa's dominant language

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  • September 6, 2019 at 10:40 am
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    aww him and his brother are such beautiful children and when he hugged him my heart just melted.

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  • September 6, 2019 at 5:37 pm
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    Hi Everyone!
    Does anyone know what backpack Will.i.am has during this video (5:30)?
    It looks next level!! I think I need to get myself one hehe

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  • September 6, 2019 at 6:26 pm
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    I love videos that make your lip shiver like your about to cry tears of joy. Grandma and the love they share made my whole day.

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  • September 6, 2019 at 10:43 pm
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    He made me love "Happy"!!!!!!!

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  • September 7, 2019 at 2:12 am
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    people who dislikes this video must've disappointed their family

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  • September 7, 2019 at 9:16 am
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    If Chris Brown coached him he would've killed better in the performances

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  • September 7, 2019 at 1:12 pm
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    Love love love youuuuuuu 😍

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  • September 7, 2019 at 10:22 pm
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    That sweet sweet granny is his lucky charm ❤️

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  • September 8, 2019 at 12:48 am
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    The guys adds Zulu lyrics to his performances
    SIIICK

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  • September 8, 2019 at 1:01 am
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    This 16 year old boy needs an Oscar🔥🔥🔥

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  • September 8, 2019 at 10:35 am
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    On the fenese by bruno mars he just used zulu dam🤣😂🤣😂🇿🇦🇿🇦🇿🇦🇿🇦

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  • September 8, 2019 at 9:08 pm
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    HE WAS CLEARLY THE WINNER BECAUSE SHE WAS JUST AS SHOCKED AS WE WERE! HE HAS A LIFETIME IN FRONT OF HIM HES ALREADY A SUPER STAR 💫

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  • September 8, 2019 at 11:28 pm
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    WAS FUNNY, AS FOR THIS KID,HE IS NOT GOING NO WHERE, HE IS NOT SOMEONE WHO CAN BE THE REAL ONE.

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  • September 9, 2019 at 1:38 am
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    Great love it

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  • September 9, 2019 at 3:55 am
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    He’s a belieber u can tell he’s so cute

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  • September 9, 2019 at 3:59 am
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    I love the song rain I never knew people knew this song

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  • September 9, 2019 at 7:08 am
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    I remember in Africa when grandma visited, it was time to be bad and my mama wouldn't dare whoop me.

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  • September 9, 2019 at 3:29 pm
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    Who else thinks He n the girl made a great team😧 sad they had to choose😧

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  • September 9, 2019 at 3:32 pm
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    I see usher n Chris brown right here😧😧

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  • September 9, 2019 at 3:46 pm
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    This child is my friend on Tik Tok

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  • September 9, 2019 at 7:54 pm
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  • September 10, 2019 at 3:13 am
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    What is his name ?

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  • September 10, 2019 at 8:36 am
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    I just discovered Donel, and I am amazed! This young man is going far. As a songwriter, I would like to work with this Legend in the making. 👑

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  • September 10, 2019 at 6:34 pm
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    He deserved to win

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  • September 10, 2019 at 9:40 pm
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    Just love love this guy ,his energy is so powerful and positive

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  • September 10, 2019 at 11:22 pm
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    He's amazing 🔥🔥💛

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  • September 11, 2019 at 1:19 am
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    Southern Africa is proud

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  • September 11, 2019 at 3:10 am
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    how called the song in 3:31 tell me please

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  • September 11, 2019 at 4:56 am
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    am here in zim bro i salute

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  • September 11, 2019 at 5:05 am
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    Love it🙏😇.

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  • September 11, 2019 at 9:36 am
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    He's like Darren Espanto of The Voice-Philippines. They have many similarities and they both won the 1st placer. Hihi so cool.

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  • September 11, 2019 at 11:04 am
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    Il chante trop bien ❤️❤️❤️

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  • September 11, 2019 at 5:06 pm
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    Alguem bota legenda nesse video em português por favor contagiante

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  • September 11, 2019 at 6:17 pm
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    I Fell In Love W/Her💕

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  • September 11, 2019 at 8:16 pm
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    He should've won.

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  • September 12, 2019 at 6:15 am
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    This guy was true to himself
    Went the Zulu Language shout out

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  • September 12, 2019 at 7:22 am
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    I have so much love for his grandma. Like it touches my heart how she’s there to support him even if she’s overseas. Like this comment if you’d have grandma on your team. 💙💯🌹

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  • September 12, 2019 at 10:24 am
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    MY SWEET TEA!!

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  • September 12, 2019 at 12:08 pm
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    Waouh waouh waouh quelle magnifique vois,la mamie est drôle.

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  • September 12, 2019 at 9:18 pm
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    Yasss boy! U pheth' iDollar

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  • September 13, 2019 at 12:10 am
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    Go grandma 👵🏽 💃🏽💃🏽

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  • September 13, 2019 at 4:30 am
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    He should have won..! But I'm pretty sure his future is set..! He deserves it..!🎤🎶

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  • September 13, 2019 at 4:51 am
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    Even though he didn’t win, he’ll still get signed by someone. Way too much potential for it to go to waste

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  • September 13, 2019 at 9:28 am
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    That grandma is the cutest thing

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  • September 13, 2019 at 4:38 pm
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    Can't believe boy first song and the dude said even after show dude will have him for life. My mouth dropped opened at that point

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  • September 13, 2019 at 5:26 pm
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    Great voice 👍

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  • September 14, 2019 at 10:57 am
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    Wow bro 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥I love ur spirit❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🌻🌻🌻🌻😘

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  • September 14, 2019 at 1:19 pm
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    I'm in love with this guy 😂😍

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  • September 14, 2019 at 3:04 pm
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    That was one of the most fun auditions to watch! " he's so polite and he's doing well in school!" His grandma is adorable!

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  • September 14, 2019 at 3:23 pm
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    Bruh he’s amazing

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  • September 14, 2019 at 3:53 pm
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    Wow that gay is sooooo amazing 🤩 🤩🤩👏👏👏👏👏

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  • September 14, 2019 at 6:13 pm
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    I only clicked because I saw the word “grandma” in the title who else? Lol

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  • September 14, 2019 at 7:39 pm
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    He reminds me of a young Micheal Jackson.. I hope he goes far.

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  • September 14, 2019 at 9:40 pm
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    8:32 what is a song?

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  • September 14, 2019 at 10:00 pm
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    Yooo!! I'll buy that song. Had me grooving and moving

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  • September 15, 2019 at 1:43 am
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    so emmotional

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  • September 15, 2019 at 2:43 am
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    How the heck did he not win and that girl did he is the best he should have one but I do feel great full for both of them

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  • September 15, 2019 at 6:29 am
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    she sounds like Dua Lipa!!!

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  • September 15, 2019 at 7:40 am
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    he's born in my heart <3

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  • September 15, 2019 at 10:44 am
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    So sad was hoping he won

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  • September 15, 2019 at 11:01 am
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    It's official now Donel is my brother and plz bro come back home granny says hie👋🏼

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