VIDEO: French singer’s sublime voice goes viral

A French musician’s tough guy-look and amazing vocal range have combined to create a YouTube viral sensation. Though he looks a bit like a biker, his voice sounds like pure opera.

In just a few days the curious video of a French street performer with an unbelievable vocal range has racked up over a million clicks.

With the musician’s shaved head, black clothes and boots, it’s not hard to imagine him on a Harley Davidson, but when he begins to sing in front of a cathedral in Strasbourg in eastern France, what pours out is nothing short of sublime.

This gentlemen, however, isn’t your average street performer. Luc Arbogast was a 2013 candidate on the French version of reality singing competition The Voice.

He didn’t make it very far in the competition but his powerful pipes and look landed him a recording contract later that year. He has apparently not given up his taste for live performing, as you can see in the video:

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