Bradlee Wannemacher reveals his first musical memory -- and it's adorable

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Bradlee Wannemacher may have found musical fame in the past few years after stints on both "American Idol" and "X Factor" in addition to his viral YouTube page, but his unparalleled passion for singing and songwriting came at a young age.

Stemming from his fascination with singers such as Michael Jackson or Whitney Houston, Bradlee was always trying to emulate some of the industry's biggest and most beloved voices. It's what helped him develop his powerful sound that over 21 million YouTube viewers have enjoyed over the years. Whether it's his soulful renditions of today's biggest hits like Adele's "Hello" or Justin Bieber's "Love Yourself," or his infectious original music, Wannemacher's incredible musical accomplishments can be traced back to his early years.

AOL.com spoke exclusively to the viral singer and songwriter after his appearance at this year's Good Times tour, where Wannemacher got the once in a lifetime chance to interact and meet his fans up close and personal. Ahead, find out his most formative musical memory, how he crafts his YouTube videos, and more!

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You do a lot of incredible covers on YouTube. Where did your love of music first begin?
My parents got me the Micheal Jackson Thriller CD and I was hooked! I was also fascinated by huge voices like Whitney Houston, Steven Tyler, and Celine Dion so I would run around my house belting these huge musical anthems, which is where I believe my big voice came from.

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Take us behind the scenes of your videos. What goes into your videos from start to finish?
I think of a title I want to go with, or a video idea my fans want to see. Then I gather all the materials together and simply turn the camera on...and wing it! I literally am just myself on camera. Nothing is scripted. It is all me!

I just need somebody to love. Maybe it's you reading this.

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You do a wide variety of genres of videos, from music to DIY tutorials. What is your favorite thing to film and why?
Regardless of the genre, my favorite aspect is to have everything be honest. I love being goofy on camera, and I also love being in the studio making music! It is all fun for me and I'm so excited to see where it goes over the next year.

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