Steve Harvey’s Showtime at the Apollo got into the holiday spirit with a little singing competition and a dash of celebrity musical performances with a Christmas twist.

Adrienne Houghton co-hosted and performed “This Christmas” before Snoop Dogg and Boyz II Men lit up the stage performing “Santa Claus Goes Straight to the Ghetto.” Rapper DMX put his own twist on the Christmas classic “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” and Fifth Harmony performed their song “Can You See” from this year’s animated film The Star.

Meanwhile, aspiring artists who were competing for a shot to star in Harvey’s New Year’s Eve special for Fox also performed. First up was a Whitney Houston tribute act named Belinda Davis, whom the audience was a tad bit skeptical of. However, it didn’t take long for the crowd to fall in love with the South African singer, who even resembled Whitney, and her amazing voice.

Another singer who controlled the room was a New York City firefighter named Regina Wilson, whose outlook on life was changed following the 9/11 attacks. Wilson explained, “I’m gonna live my life trying to make other people feel like their life is worth something. ‘Cause that would make my life feel like it’s worth something.” Wilson sang “Hallelujah” and even brought tears to some of the audience members’ eyes.

However, it was the Jackson 5-inspired performance by the Melisizwe brothers and, specifically, their lead singer who captured Harvey’s heart. Ten-year old Zacary was so adorably mature that Harvey was totally blown away and even attempted to Darth Vader-Luke Skywalker him. Harvey told the boys, “Y’all gonna make some money. I know this is gonna come a shock to you. Give me your mic, ’cause you’re gonna be ready to fall down. Listen to me. I’m y’all’s real daddy.” Good one, Steve.

In the end, the Melisizwe brothers won the competition, which means we’ll be seeing a lot more of them as we ring in the new year!

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Author: Kylie Mar

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