Stuttering Singer Overcomes Nerves For 'Always On My Mind' Performance

Stuttering Singer Overcomes Nerves For 'Always On My Mind' Performance

29-year-old Filipino Rodelle Borja returned to the Ireland’s Got Talent stage for a powerful performance of ‘Always On My Mind.’


We first met this singer from the Philippines when he auditioned with ‘Can’t Help Falling In Love’ from Elvis Presley. Rodelle explained that he is a nurse living in Dublin.

He takes care of elderly patients and even sings for them every single day. But speaking doesn’t come easy for this young man. Rodelle told the cameras, “I applied for ‘Ireland’s Got Talent’ mainly because I want to inspire other people, especially all the stutterers around the world since I’m also a stutterer myself.”

This young man finds comfort in singing and it actually causes him to stutter less. Even when talking becomes difficult, Rodelle can turn to his vocal skills to communicate. His original audition earned tons of praise from the judges.

Now, Rodelle is competing in the semi-finals and he’s not holding back. Just listen as he belts out the iconic lyrics of ‘Always On My Mind’ from Willie Nelson.

“And maybe I didn't hold you
All those lonely, lonely times
I guess I never told you
I am so happy that you're mine
Little things I should have said and done
I just never took the time
You were always on my mind
You were always on my mind”

When Rodelle hit those high notes, I knew he was meant to be in this competition. What an inspiration to so many around the world to see this man overcome his stutter and continue to live out his dreams.