We knew it would happen, didn’t we? As soon as one of this year’s finalists, David Correy, appeared on Fox’s hit talent competition and told the judges how much he hoped to reconnect with his birth mother in his native country of Brazil, she was bound to appear at some point on the season.
Success! The woman who gave birth to him in the Brazilian city of Recife before giving him up for adoption just happened to catch the episode and got in touch with him.
“She was only 14 when she had me. If I win “The X Factor,” I pray it reconnects me with my birth mother,” Correy said on the segment that aired four weeks ago before he smashed Bruno Mars’ hit “Just the Way You Are.”
After recognizing the baby pictures of him that were shown during his audition, Correy’s biological mother, Luciene Lima, contacted authorities with her son’s birth certificate, the orphanage he lived in and other information sufficient to identify her. She then reached out to a local Brazilian newspaper, which contacted Correy on her behalf.
There has as yet been no DNA test to confirm their link, and there’s no meeting arranged but David Correy is definitely looking forward to it happening soon.
“I pray this is really my birth mother…,” he Tweeted.
So do I.