Patti LaBelle called up James Wright Chanel after she saw the video that started out as just a funny guy singing about sweet potato pie.
The video shows James Wright taking a bite of pie made by LaBelle, and then sings a note from “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” and the man can hit the notes!
LaBelle called him up to praise him.
“She kept thanking me and she just kept telling me how much she loved me,” James Wright said. “She just kept telling me to be me and she was like, ‘Boy, you can sang.'”