When we last heard from singer Brian Justin Crum, he just wanted somebody to love. But during his appearance on last night's episode of America's Got Talent, things got "Creep"-y.
Crum took to the stage to belt out Radiohead's 1993 hit, "Creep." But instead of relying on the distorted chords of the grungy original, Crum transformed the self-deprecating tune into an anthem of empowerment.
Crooning it as a ballad — complete with amazing vocal prowess — the Broadway star interpreted the track as one of empowerment, celebrating the differences that make each of us unique.
It's a powerful message, as Crum — who is openly gay — admitted to being teased when he was younger because of his sexual orientation and his weight.
Those experiences fueled the passion within Crum's rising vocals, as he unleashed an agonizing wail during the closing of the song's chorus.
The raw emotion seemed to stun the judges, who could only look at each other in awe at his take on the rock song, simultaneously impressed and also a little frightened at the powerful range he displayed for the in-studio and at-home audience.
It's a safe bet that we're going to be seeing a lot more of Crum on America's Got Talent, and on the radio and TV in near future ... and we can't wait for that reality.