Harlem janitor with amazing singing voice looking to trade in mop for mic

HARLEM (PIX11) – A thunderous voice regularly fills the stairwell inside a Harlem apartment building.

They’re powerhouse singing chops that can’t be denied and they belong to janitor John Maldonado.

The Brooklyn man, who has cleaned floors and taken out trash for nearly a decade at the Lenox Avenue residential building, recently surfaced on YouTube and sheds light on a story all too familiar of undiscovered talent in New York City.

“When I was younger I used to sing for my family for get-togethers,” Maldonado told PIX11 News. “I sing for my friends, but I never really pursued it. Secretly I always wanted to be a singer but I’ve always been nervous.”

From pop stars like Mariah Carey to John Legend, Maldonado has covered all the greats, putting his own smooth falsetto style to their hits.

Despite failed auditions on singing competition shows like American Idol and The Voice, he hasn’t let go of the dream, using the hallways and stairwells as his personal studio to record music.

“Unfortunately, I can’t afford studio time at the moment,” he said. “In the meantime, I use the hallways for the echo and I’ve put some videos up on YouTube and some people have taken notice.”

Some of those people are the tenants at the Lenox Avenue dwelling.

“He has such an amazing voice. It’s a blessing to hear that type of music — to hear that voice in the morning when you wake up,” tenant Cora Heckstall said.

Other tenants like Billie Jean Edge relish at the opportunity to hear Maldonado belt out a tune.

“Whenever I hear him sing, I run out of my apartment and swing that door open and tell him, ‘Sing it, baby!’” she said.

“Thank the Lord! The world needs to hear his voice. That’s what God put in you to do.”

When it comes to the goal, Maldonado doesn’t beat around the bush.

“The dream is to be a singer,” he said. “I want the people whose songs I sing to start singing my songs.”

“I enjoy my gift and give all thanks to God and I’m going to keep singing no matter what happens.”

To watch John Maldonado on YouTube, visit his channel.

6 comments

  • Christiana Taylor (@ChristianaTayl6)

    My last pay check was $9500 working 12 hours a week online. My neighbour’s sister has been averaging 15k for months now and she works about 20 hours a week. I can’t believe how easy it was once I tried it out..,,,,,

    ======================================
    ➜➜➜➜➜➜➜ W­­W­­W­­.­C­­H­­­E­­C­­­K­­4­­4­.­­C­­­­ⓞ­­­M
    ======================================

    GO TO THE SITE AND CLICK NEXT tAB For MORE INFO AND HELP…

  • Ashlii

    Omg I love his voice. I really know this dude. I use to work in the same building he works in and there would be days I would catch him singing. He has such an amazing voice.

  • dissertation essay writing service uk

    Harlem janitor with amazing voice looks to trade mop for mic
    | PIX 11 Their dissertation is actually tips websites long.
    Heck, once i composed way up my PhD (admittedly,
    with math, rather than creationism) the actual referrals segment in the again was practically which lengthy.
    Consequently, urban economics papersI looked on the back regarding Hovind’s small dissertation, in addition to
    discovered the amount of referrals had been truly no! Maybe which is
    since for you to creationists the sole ebook really worth referencing could be the somebody :
    however he or she don’t even consist of that will!
    The best dissertation writing reviews seemed to be submitted to Dr.
    Wayne Knight.

  • baypirate.me

    Anyone can email documents to you in most the popular formats
    such as. The seller constitutes a profit from the discount how the
    store has. Avatar Press – No Hero #6-ANo Hero #6-B Wraparound Cover.

  • nike air jordan 1 mid

    Hi there, I found your site by the use of Google while searching for a comparable matter,
    your website came up, it appears to be like great. I have
    bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.
    Hi there, just become aware of your weblog via Google, and located that
    it is really informative. I’m gonna be careful for brussels.
    I’ll be grateful in the event you proceed this in future. A lot of other people will be
    benefited out of your writing. Cheers!

Comments are closed.

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 732 other followers