Emmanuel Kelly was thrown out in a shoebox in his home country Iraq. With all the chemical warfare and the war caused Emmanuel and his brother Ahmed to be born deformed with underdeveloped body parts and limbs. Emmanuel and his brother were found by nuns and with the care they the pair came back to good health. They learnt how to live with their disabilities.
Emmanuel and Ahmed his brother were housed and adopted by renowned Australian humanitarian Moira Therese Kelly. Ahmed represented Australia at the 2012 Summer Paralympics. Emmanuel passion was in singing and that is when he was encouraged to pursue his passion. Emmanuel appeared on X-factor and blew away the audience and brought the judges to tears.