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'X Factor' Finalist

Finds His Birth Mother

... Thanks To The Show

10/20/2012 11:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Reality TV can actually do some good in the world ... just ask "X Factor" finalist David Correy who found his birth mother after 25 years of separation ... all thanks to the show.

The 26-year-old David -- who is in the final 16 -- told the judges during his first audition that he was singing for his birth mother -- whom he'd never met -- who gave him up for adoption from Brazil as a baby.

Sources close to David tell TMZ when his episode of "X" aired in Brazil, a woman named Luciene Lima recognized the baby pics shown in David's segment and had a gut feeling he was hers.



We're told Luciene went through the Brazilian court system to trace her adoption -- and her findings led her back to David. Luciene, not knowing how to reach out to her long lost son, contacted the local media.

Our sources say a local paper was able to track David down in the U.S. and tell him about his mother.

We're told a DNA test has not been performed, but so far everything matches: the birth certificate, the orphanage David came from and the timeline.

A close friend of David's tells TMZ, "David is so happy -- and he can't wait to meet her for the first time."

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46.

Florzinnha    

The truth:

"ED WANDERLEY

That's now right at all. The story has been told wrong. The woman didn't even know there was The X Factor! She lives in a pour portion of a city next to where he was born and barely reads. I know this 'cause I'm from Recife and I'm the one who broke the story, legally confirmed it and told David about it. This woman doesn't even know who Britney Spears is, imagine Simon Cowell? That's a beautiful story and it deserves to be told right. You can read it translated on Diario de Pernambuco"

732 days ago
47.

Eliane    

His mother is not exploitative, this story is real.She had no money to support a child, she did right.People like to judge without knowing the facts!

728 days ago
48.

gkd    

I'm happy for him.. I hope it turn out being a good thing for both of them.

720 days ago
49.

Sisi     

Most people wants to know their parent. Whether they want to deal with them or not that a different story. It closes the missing gaps

708 days ago
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