An incredible singer from Kazakhstan stunned the judges and became a fan favorite thanks to his wide vocal range in the new CBS talent competition, “The World’s Best.”
Dimash Kudaibergen, a 24-year-old man from Kazakhstan, blew away the audience of CBS’s “The World’s Best,” with an amazing performance on the song “SOS d'un terrien en détresse,” from French singer Daniel Balavoine.
The two-minutes long performance was enough for DImash to showcase his wide vocal range, earning the nickname of “The Six Octave Ma” and the highest punctuation of the night: 98 out of 100.
The celebrity judge panel, which includes actress Drew Barrymore, drag superstar RuPaul Charles, and country singer Faith Hill, gave Dimash a perfect score. However, of the board with 50 experts in various genres from the entertainment field, only two didn’t give their vote to the singer.
"If I closed my eyes, I would've thought there were at least eight to 10 people singing," Drew Barrymore told Dimash after his performance. "One minute you're Queen, and the next minute you're Pavarotti, and I'm like, how is this all happening out of one person?”
RuPaul, on the other hand, said: “You are the reason World's Best was created!”
On his introductory video, the Dimash explained a bit about his career, saying:
“The first time I stepped on stage I was 2. I've been performing music for the past 20 years. When I got older, I got a deeper voice, but my high-pitched voice stayed with me. So now I have a very big vocal range."
Dimash, a celebrity in his native country and across China and Russia, said that although he has performed for bigger audiences, he was nervous about making his debut on American television. But his fears were unfounded, as he easily blew away everyone, earning the week’s fan favorite vote of the week.
Kudaibergen has traveled all around his country and has visited several Asian countries with his tour “Bastau” (Beginning). He can sing in twelve different languages, his native language Kazakh, Russian, Mandarin, English, French, Ukrainian, Italian, Kyrgyz, Turkish, Serbian, German, and Spanish.
The talented young man has also received several accolades, including one MTV awards in China, for "Most Popular Overseas Singer,” “Favorite Male Singer" at the Chinese Golden Melody Festival in Hong Kong and "Best Asian Singer" at China's 24th Top Music Awards, which is considered to be China's equivalent to the Grammy Awards.
While his performance has opened Dimash a new door in the U.S and thousands of new fans have ushered to declare their love for him, his die-hard fans have been stating that the world is not ready for Dimash’ talent.
They say that he hasn’t shown his powerful vocal range yet, as they predict with conviction he will be the winner of “The World’s Best.”