Jonathan Antoine is a known English tenor, famous for his powerful performance at the Britains Got Talent in 2012. He got recognized on a talent show called Britains Got Talent, to be specific in its sixth series in 2012.
He was in a duo called Jonathan and Charlotte. He then went solo and released his album called “Tenore” in 2014, and another album named “Believe ” in the summer of 2016.
He was born on January 13th 1995 in Essex, England. His parents are John, a police inspector and Tracy, a houswife from Hainault, Essex.
When he was 11 he went to West Hatch High School in Chigwell. There he met Jenny Eington, his vocal coach and Ginette Brown, head of music. He became fantastic friends with Jenny and he loved her lessons.
He was bullied at school because of his overweight and it caused his confidence to fall.
When he was about 13, Ewington choose Bring Him Home from Les Miserables for him and he performed it on the 2010 Stratford and East London Music Festicval. He got an award of Young Musician of The Year.
In 2010, he began hurting himself because he was angry at both himself and the world. He started cutting himself.
Next year his problems became bigger and his mental state worse when he was transferred to a private school where he knew no one.
He gained scholarship for music in that school. At the end of the same year, he had a nervous breakdown.
That is when he finally confessed his parents that he is suicidal and depressed and they have helped him heal. They found a good psychiatrics with whom he had sessions and they spend more time with him.
In 2011 he performed Ave Maria at the Royal Festival Hall in London for a Youth Makes Music event.
When he was 14 he auditioned for a place at the 4 music conservatories located in London and he was accepted to all of them. He went to the Royal Academy of Music.
He sang a duo Time To Say Goodbye wit a friend and was amzing. Brown asked him and another singer called Charlotte Jaconelli to sing The Prayer on her wedding back in 2011.
Charlotte and Jonathan since then sang as a duo for a long time.
Before he entered the following show he has been in depression for years and his parents were so scared that he will try to comitt suicide that one of them was always at home with him.
In 2012 their audition video was sent to Britains Got Talent. They performed as a duo in the Series 6 audition that was in London. They sang The Prayer. They got to the semi-final where they sang Caruso that is written by Lucion Dalla.
In the final they performed Prayer again and were really praised for their performance. They took a second place. The dancing dog act Ashleigh and Pudsey received a first place.
The day after the final Simon Cowell offered them a £1 million contract with his record label called Syco.
He said that before the Britains Got Talent he was deppresed and how it saved him.
Later they released their debut album called Together in September 2012 in the United Kingdom and in October in the United States.
In October 2013 they released their second album called Perhaps Love. They werent signed to Syco reords anymore, they signed to Sony Classical. The album also had classical songsa in it and modern songs with their twist on it.
The duo split so they could both persue a solo carrer in February 2014.
Jonathan performed in a pre-release Balcony tour of the UK. He also appeared at the closing concert of iTunes Festival in 2014. He was invited there by Placido Domingo.
He aslo performed at the 2014 Muhammad Ali celebrity Fight night in Florida, Arizona and California.
He released his album called Tenore in the UK in October , 2014. It has classical songsa and arias in it.
It was produced by Anna Barrywho. She worked with some very famous names ibn the opera like Andrew Lloys Webber, Andrea Bocelli, the Kirov Opera and Jose Carreras.
In February 2016, Jonathan announced that he will be adding two tracks on Tenore that will be available for download through iTunes and Amazon next month.
Antoine released his second solo album called “Believe” in August 2016. It has classical arias by Puccini in it and Leonard Cohens song called Hallelujah and new music by Chris Broom, a classical composer from UK.
He co-wrote the song “A New Tommorow” with him. It received very good critics especially about his vocals.
His fans call themselves “Fantoines”.
Jonathans album called “Believe” was inspired by his girlfriend Michelle Doucet that he met in 2016 by a web chat service.
He has a net worth of about $1 million.
He lived with his father John (a police inspector) and his mum Tracy. They were loving parents to their children and always supported them. He also has an older sister named Charlotte.
Jonathan wanted to become a writer since he loved it from his early age. But he was eleven when he discovered singing and nothing could stop him.
Jonathan loves animals very much, especially cats.
He adopted a kitten from Battersea Animal Home and named it Willow in 2014.
It was after his previous cat called Crystal Tips died of complications due to old age.
He also has other two cats from the same Battersea Animal Home and theyre called Pandora and Polly.
He says his lucky number is 13 because he was born on January 13th.
Antoine is left handed but plays his guitar with his right hand.
His favorite color is orange but he mostly wears dark clothes to hide his weight. He also loves photography and takes pictures in his spare time.
He stated that he and Charlotte dont speak anymore because of how busy they are with their work.
After Britains got Talent Antoine lost a lot of weight and changed his diet to be more healthy. He joined up with WeightWatchers and decided it is time to change his life to better. Although he drinks antidepressives he stopped going to his therapist.
Today he is in a relationship with a girl from Canada named Michelle Doucet. They have met online and he is very happy because she understands him perfectly.He devoted his songs to her to show her how much he appreciates her.
Full name: Jonathan Frederick Antoine
Date of birth: January 13, 1995
Birthplace: Goodmayes, Essex, England
Profession: opera singer, songwriter
Net Worth: $1 million