Local Teen Reaches For Stardom

By: Victoria Rosa Email
By: Victoria Rosa Email

What he enjoys most is singing.
What sets him apart from most 18 year old's...He was born blind.

"When i walk out on stage and i sing to people, they get something out of it because i put my heart into it," says Guajardo.

Raymond Guajardo, Or tidbit as his family calls him, was born without his vision but says singing is really his comfort zone. He says...Its all about the feeling.

"You have to feel it and you have to feel you know, like if you start a song off well she walked out the door today well you have to really mean what you just said right there, if you don't people are not going to believe".

Guajardo's family says his love for singing started at a young age and got stronger with time.

"'When he was about 2 years old he started getting rhythm, real good rhythm and from there we started trying different things and as he got bigger he got better, as he got bigger i got worse but i was right there with him the whole time, " laughs Guajardo's uncle Tony Williamson.

Guajardo shares a special bond with his family, especially with his uncle Tony. He has even nicknamed him his seeing eye dog.

"I guess I'm like his best friend".

"You are," says Guajardo.

On July 28th Guajardo and his uncle Tony will travel to New York to audition for The Voice. Guajardo says this is one of his biggest dreams.

"I cant get it out of my head. I just have to put my whole heart mind and soul into it and just try my best".

Guajardo has big dreams for his future. Although he gets nervous when he first walks onto the stage, its what he loves most.

"That's what i love to do, i sing everywhere i go and that's what i like doing, that's what i love doing".

Guajardo will be singing "Wagon Wheel" and "19" at 'The Voice' auditions.

Guajardo's family will have a spaghetti dinner fundraiser for his trip to New York on July 19th and 20th at Friend bank in Slocomb from 10 til 2 pm.

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