Be sure to watch until the end, because trust me, it gets better:
At first, this seemed like a novelty act. "Initially, I was certain that you were a transexual, but once you began singing, I was fooled to think that you were female. After you started the male verse, I should have trusted my gut feeling," said one of the judges. But after all three judges put the transgender contestant through to the next round, Nantita's storyline became truly moving.
"[Kids] always made fun of me....And my dad never accepted me for who I am," the 27-year-old confessed. "The worst, he once beat me badly. He tried to beat me until I quit being gay.
"I want to tell my dad, I love you--and I finally made it now," Nantita ultimately declared.
You go, Nantita! I have no idea if your father is proud of you now (though he should be), but I sure am, and so are thousands of viewers across the Web.
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