Talented Soldier Gives An Unforgettable PerformanceThe Veterans Site
This 21-year-old soldier brought the crowd to their feet with his amazing cover of “Stay” by Rihanna. His voice will captivate you!
In 2014, performer Rihanna teamed up with the likes of Eminem, Bruce Springsteen and Jennifer Hudson to perform at the first ever Concert for Valor. The special, which aired on HBO, brought greater awareness for veterans and their needs, as well as the hardships endured by military families.
Rihanna made a special music video of the song “Stay,” as a tribute to our veterans. The song is a wonderful tribute to military members and their families.
Shortly after the song’s release, Rihanna may have even heard it covered on YouTube. Army Pfc. Paul Ieti, then 21 years old, was serving in Afghanistan when he recorded his own rendition of “Stay.” Before long, that video went viral, too.
The humble vet wasn’t about to let fame go to his head.
“Both of my parents have told me that no matter how far I get or how famous I get, I need to remember where I’m from and to stay humble,” he said. “I’m still going to be Paul Ieti, the normal-but-hyperactive guy I’ve been. I know my talent is God-given, and I just want to share it with the world.”
Ieti’s version was seen by millions. He was even contacted by the producers of a well-known television show who wanted him to perform it on air.
In this video, you can watch a Ieti perform “Stay” on America’s Got Talent. It is an incredible performance by someone who is not only so talented, but also so courageous having served and sacrificed for his country.
This is an absolute must-see video. We always love it when members of the military are in the spotlight!
Hear his amazing voice in the video below!