BROOKLYN (PIX11) — The YouTube videos of him singing in the stairwells of a Harlem apartment building went viral.
Now, John Maldonado is hoping to take the internet celebrity to the big time.
PIX11 profiled Maldonado back in June, when his wife Theresa posted a link to his YouTube channel on our Facebook page.
Maldonado is a janitor, but doesn’t let his day job get in the way of his dreams. He sings while he works, and his voice is music to the tenants’ ears.
His videos soon went viral, and his story was picked up across the United States and even overseas.
Maldonado even made an appearance on “The View” and performed with Ben E. King.
The “Singing Janitor” — as he has been dubbed — is entered into The Battle contest, presented by Fresh Music.
The musicians with the most demands from each city will perform at an industry showcase event right here in New York, where a panel of industry professionals will determine a winner — who will receive $10,000 and a recording contract.
He finally hopes to trade in his mop for a mic.
To vote for Maldonado, simply visit the Eventful website and click “demand.”