David Correy, X Factor USA finalist, finds mother after 25 years, when she saw his baby photo on the show

By on Oct 21, 2012 in Entertainment, Music, Parenting, South America, Television, United States Comments

David Correy, one of the 16 X Factor USA Season 2 finalists, found his mother after 25 years. The two were reunited with the help of a newspaper in Brazil, where her mother named Luciene Lima saw his baby pictures on the reality singing competition when it was aired on her country. Below is the video of David Correy‘s audition on X Factor.

David Correy X Factor audition

David Correy on his X Factor USA Season 2 audition
Image Credit: Fox video

As noted at TMZ on Saturday, October 20, 2012, David Correy of Riva, Maryland auditioned for X Factor USA and sang Bruno Mars‘ ‘Just the Way You Are,’ which he dedicated to his long lost mother. He said she gave him away for adoption in Brazil when he was a baby after giving birth to him at the age of 14.

According to the report, sources close to David told them that a woman in Brazil named Luciene Lima said she learned that he was her son, after seeing his baby pictures at X Factor‘s segment about him, aired in Brazil. Legal documents were matched to her claims, but DNA test has not been performed.

Apparently, it was Brazilian newspaper Diario de Pernambuco which tracked the history of David Correy early this month and told him about his mother. Ricardo, Correy‘s his second name now, was reportedly the name given to him by his mother when he was born. Luciene, 40, was said to have a good singing voice too.

David was adopted by Carolyn Cushman Schaney May and Stanley Lee Schaney, on August 12, 1986.” A statement reads at DiarioDePernambuco.com.br on its October 4 report, as translated via Google Translate, adding that Judge Elio Braz of the 2nd Court of Childhood and Youth have interviewed David Correy‘s mother.

“I do not know if I would go to Recife or if she would come here if we do a DNA test. What she is willing to do, I will do also. I waited for this for 26 years, hoping to meet her. My life takes a new leap, and The X Factor gave me that. Whether I will win or lose, I’m already a winner.” Correy, 26, told the paper via Skype.

Meanwhile, David Correy now belongs to the “Over 25s” category of The X Factor USA Season 2, along with Vino Alan, Jason Brock, and Tate Stevens, with L.A. Reid as their mentor during the judges’ houses round. The live shows are being set to start on November 1, 2012 at Fox.


David Correy audition at The X Factor USA Season 2, singing Bruno Mars’ ‘Just the Way You Are’
Video Credit: TheXFactorUSA/YouTube



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