After revealing that his parents kicked him out of his home on his 18th birthday for being gay, Allen launched into a moving rendition of “Con Te Partir,” showing off an amazing voice that shocked everyone and brought the house to its knees.
Even Howie’s goatee shed a tear. “Welcome, home. We love you, we accept you, and we’re so proud that you came here,” said Mandel.
Way to go, Jonathan. We will be cheering you on in Vegas!
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