Roland Abante is a fisherman who has netted a special gift of voice. His America’s Got Talent audition, where he received a standing ovation from both the judges and the audience, more than testifies to this.
Get to know him better as this Roland Abante Bio proceeds.
Roland Abante On AGT America’s Got Talent
Roland Abante put a spell on America’s Got Talent even before he performed his song. Speaking through an interpreter, the Filipino explained he worked as a fisherman in the morning and drove a cargo bike in the afternoon to transport people around town.
Then, as Heidi Klum asked him why decided to audition for AGT, Roland immediately broke down in tears and said, “This is my big dream to be here.” This was when he got an on-stage hug from Klum before he launched into his stunning rendition of “When a Man Loves a Woman.”
Sung in the style of Michael Bolton, Roland left the crowd speechless with his deep and soulful voice. Obviously, his audition ended with a standing ovation from both the judges and the audience.
“I don’t think you could’ve done it better,” Heidi praised him. “You left it all on that stage, you were amazing. You should be very proud of yourself.”
Likewise, Sofia Vergara reckoned, “I have a feeling you’ll going to have to stop fishing because this is where you need to be.”
As for Simon, after giving two thumbs up, he confessed, “You were so nervous I genuinely thought for one moment you weren’t going to be able to do this. And then, that happened. And it made me love this audition even more. I really like you. That was a great audition. Really brilliant.” Then, he proceeded to the stage to hug the auditionee.
Lastly, Howie said, “We could feel your heart and I think that everybody just heard a life-changing moment.”
Thus, with this, Roland got four yeses, advancing him to the next round.
“There is no more space in my heart for the happiness and joy I feel right now,” he said before exiting the show.
Roland Abante Age
Roland Abante was reportedly born in 1978. That made him 44 years of age in 2023.
Where Is Roland Abante From?
Roland Abante hails from Oslob, Cebu City, Philippines.
But he was in America in early 2023 for the AGT auditions. The singer went back home (after the audition) in March where he was welcomed by his friends and family at the Cebu airport.
“My family welcomed me at my home in Santander, Cebu. It’s nice to be back home. What a journey I had with AGT and I’m excited for what the outcome will be,” he later wrote on IG.
Roland Abante Career
Roland Abante is a fisherman and a delivery worker. “My work is in the morning, I am a fisherman, and in the afternoon, I drive a motorbike and I deliver passengers and goods,” he said on AGT.
To which, Sofia Vergara said she had a “feeling he’s going to stop fishing because this is where you’re going to be.”
But Roland’s musical fame doesn’t only come from his time on AGT. Back in 2014, a video of him effortlessly belting out Michael Bolton’s hit song “To Love Somebody” went viral with over 6.3M views on Youtube. The video not only brought him instant fame but also got him featured on local news channels such as ABS-CBN and GMA and a radio show on the Wish Bus channel.
Furthermore, Roland has earned himself a few fans from his participation in Tawag ng Tanghalan, a beloved Philippine amateur singing competition.
Plus, Roland has also released his original songs like Pra Kang Baliw, Anino Bunot, Sabihin Mo Na, and Love Changes Everything.
As for his education, Roland attended the University of the Philippines Visayas Tacloban College.
Trivia: Roland was once featured in the award-winning drama anthology Magpakailanman which tells the real stories of real people.
Roland Abante Wife
Roland Abante married his wife Sethland Abante twice. Initially, on August 29, 2010, in a civil wedding ceremony, and again in 2015, in a formal church wedding.
The AGT star loves his wife (and also her cooking) to the moon. He often featured her recipes on his FB.
His wife, Sethland Abante is also an Oslob, Cebu native who attended Oslob National High School. She described herself as “Loving, caring, super maldita.” Find her on FB @SethlandAbante.
Together, Roland and Sethland share a son who is also into music. Infact, Roland and his son have formed bands called The Rebellion and The Black Synchro.
His son, who celebrates his birthday on October 11, is a also brilliant singer and a keyboardist.
Overall, Roland feels blessed with his family of three. “My greatest treasure is my family,” he said.
How Tall Is Roland Abante?
Roland Abante stands tall at a height of under 5 feet 4 inches (162 cm).
Mentioning his distinct features, Roland has a square face and hollow cheeks.
When Is Roland Abante Birthday?
Roland receives his birthday wishes on August 3 and is of the Leo zodiac.
Is Roland Abante On Instagram And Facebook?
Also, here’s his TikTok @rolandabante.