Oh look. What a happy story. X Factor Top 16 contestant, David Correy found the Brazilian birth mother he was looking for. Or she found him.
Reality TV can actually do some good in the world … just ask “X Factor” finalist David Correy who found his birth mother after 25 years of separation … all thanks to the show.
The 26-year-old David — who is in the final 16 — told the judges during his first audition that he was singing for his birth mother — whom he’d never met — who gave him up for adoption from Brazil as a baby.
Sources close to David tell TMZ when his episode of “X” aired in Brazil, a woman named Luciene Lima recognized the baby pics shown in David’s segment and had a gut feeling he was hers.
We’re told Luciene went through the Brazilian court system to trace her adoption — and her findings led her back to David. Luciene, not knowing how to reach out to her long lost son, contacted the local media.
Our sources say a local paper was able to track David down in the U.S. and tell him about his mother.
We’re told a DNA test has not been performed, but so far everything matches: the birth certificate, the orphanage David came from and the timeline.
A close friend of David’s tells TMZ, “David is so happy — and he can’t wait to meet her for the first time.”
Read more at TMZ.