Martin Hurkens has seen his fair share of talent shows and national TV time. He appeared on Holland’s Got Talent in 2010 after his youngest daughter convinced him to go on and sing his classical opera for the masses.
With no idea how to compete in such a competition, he manage to get as far as the finals and won. He is loved by many who heard him sing, reigniting the classic music passion for many and opening ways for others who share similar tastes in music to embrace their talents too.
Once a unemployed baker, he is now travelling the world to perform. Every now and then, he likes to give surprise performances to unexacting shoppers, posing as a street performer and capturing the whole thing on hidden cameras to sing one his favorites, “Ave Maria”.