Major campaign of Hope to air in August featuring Wesley Mission Victoria Ambassador of Hope Emmanuel Kelly, an aspiring Australian song writer and former X Factor contestant whose rendition of John Lennon's "Imagine" captivated millions of fans around the world.
By H. Nelson Goodson
June 22, 2013
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia - Last month, Emmanuel Kelly, 19, of Melbourne announced on his Emmanuel Kelly Official Facebook page and Twitter accounts that a major campaign of Hope sponsored by the Wesley Mission Victoria (WMV) will officially be launched on August 4. Kelly, who is the official Ambassador of Hope spent several days in mid May filming the ad campaign for WMV.
According to WMV's website, the organization is commitment to social justice. WMV cares about people who experience loneliness, disadvantage, vulnerability, isolation and disability. Through a range of programs and services, we respond to people's diverse needs and empower them to lead full lives as equal members of our community. WMV also helps to address the structures in our society that contribute to disadvantage through our policy, research and advocacy work.
Kelly is the famous former Australian X Factor participant who on August 2011 during an audition did a rendition of John Lennon's "Imagine" song that captivated the judges, audience and millions of people around the world. His YouTube video performance and song of the rendition went viral. Today, the YouTube video had 14.4 million viewers, which continues to spread today on the Internet and social media. His audition song even won phrase by Lennon's widow Yoko Ono. She tweeted, "Thank you, Emmanuel. You sang beautifully! Thank you. John would have been proud of you. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Love, Yoko."
He was later cut from the X Factor in September 2011 and didn't make it to the top 24 contestants. Despite his cut from the X Factor for not doing well in the physical aspect of the show, Kelly has gained more than 14 million fans and most likely has doubled since then, with added fans from Mexico, Peru, Argentina, Puerto Rico and other Latin American countries.
Kelly wants to become a respected song writer and singer, according to his FB, but he has surpassed his dream even though, he is modest about his success and fan base. Kelly wrote on FB, "I am an aspiring singer song writer, and my dream is to become a professional commercial artist, it is my dream to become one of the most respected and admired singer song writer."
Kelly and his brother, Ahmad as babies were found in a shoebox by nuns in Baghdad Park in Iraq. Both brothers suffer limb deficiencies due to chemical warfare. Kelly suffers from Scoliosis in his hips, which only surgery could reverse damage or he would have to use a wheelchair in the future.
Kelly and his brother don't know their real birth date, since no birth certificate or passport were included along with them.
They were rescued from an orphanage by Moira Kelly from the Children First Foundation who became their legal guardian and mother, since childhood.
Last month, Moira Kelly created the Global Gardens of Peace organization and is working to build a garden in the war torn Gaza Strip with a playground and green scenery by planting plants and trees from Australia that can adapt to the dry climate in Israel. Today, no birds can be found in the Gaza, but the new garden is expected to bring serenity and a sense of peace to children and their families in the area. Moira also hopes that the garden can attract birds to the Gaza.
Emmanuel Kelly song video at link: http://is.gd/Fh5cNe