Voice of McDonalds in Western New York

November 26, 2013 Updated Nov 26, 2013 at 7:58 AM EDT

By WKBW News

November 26, 2013 Updated Nov 26, 2013 at 7:58 AM EDT

Cheektowaga, N.Y. (WKBW) - Richard Tuozo is a hardworking McDonald's Employee. Now, he is serving up a little something special.

“I was working one day and Diane the store manager asked me if I wanted to join a contest called The Voice of McDonalds,” Tuozo said.
General Manager of the Cheektowaga location Diane Bustos said she was blown away.
“While he's working he's always singing and he has a beautiful voice. When Voice of McDonalds came around we asked him because we already heard him singing,” Bustos said.
Tuozo performed for Channel 7 right in the store. He had the customers captivated.
“When I start singing I feel like I have a new world and it's the only way I can escape from my problems,” Tuozo said.
He said his love for music started when he was just a little boy.
“When I was five years my mother left the Philippines to find money to support us and I only had a guitar so I started playing it,” Tuozo said.
Now, he has the opportunity to show off his talent.
“I submitted a video and I was chosen twenty five and we went to Chicago for the recording and it was awesome a memorable experience. I hope I make it to finals.>
Richard can’t do this alone. He needs the community’s help, just go online and vote.