Forte, the multicultural, operatic tenor trio whose performances on America's Got Talent captivated millions and launched the group into the national spotlight, is pleased to announce the release of their self-titled debut album. The album features the lead track "Caruso," "The Prayer (a duet with fellow America's Got Talent finalist Cami Bradley), as well as several songs the group performed on the show including "My Heart Will Go On," "Unchained Melody," and "Pie Jesu."
It s hard to imagine the members of Forte were complete strangers a few months ago. Having met just days before their first audition for America's Got Talent, the trio mesmerized millions on the eighth season of the reality competition series. Solo artists in their own right, Josh Page, Sean Panikkar and Fernando Varela combine their individual talents to create one incredible, multicultural vocal force.
"To go from complete strangers to a bona fide group on the same label as the top names in music is simply incredible. We can't wait to share this album with our fans." - Forte
Josh Page answered his musical calling in 2011, after randomly being pulled on stage by Josh Groban to duet with the superstar at New York City's Madison Square Garden. He has since been invited to fill in for Andrea Bocelli at rehearsals and joined former America's Got Talent contestant Jackie Evancho on tour as a guest. Sean Panikkar, whose parents are from Sri Lanka, never dreamed of a career in opera. In fact, he enrolled in the engineering program at the University of Michigan. Opera gradually became a bigger part of Panikkar's life, and after college, the singer performed with several prestigious institutions, including the Metropolitan Opera and San Francisco Opera. Raised in Puerto Rico, Fernando Varela was discovered on YouTube by hitmaker David Foster and ultimately won Foster's "Born To Sing" contest. Varela's global performances span some 31 countries, including a performance in Monte Carlo, Monaco with Maestro Giancarlo Chiaramello (conductor for the late Luciano Pavarotti), the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra in Canada and the National Symphony at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC.