Why Simon Fuller picked Bailey May for Now United

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 16 2017 09:46 PM | Updated as of Nov 17 2017 01:38 AM

Simon Fuller, according to his staff, said he knew Bailey May would be a perfect fit for his group the moment he saw him. Photo from May's Instagram account and Mark Ralston, AFP

He's come a long way since doing Tagalog song covers online. 

Now, Bailey May has "American Idol" creator Simon Fuller gushing about how he's a well-rounded performer worthy of a spot in the pop group he's grooming for a global audience. 

"He stood out because he's got everything that you could ever dream of in a star," said Yonta Taiwo, who was one of those in charge of scouting members for Now United, as she spoke for Fuller during an interview with ABS-CBN News' Jeff Fernando. 

She added of May: "He has an amazing kind heart, beautiful looks, and charismatic values. He can also sing and dance. And when we saw him, Simon just knew that he was the one." 

She also described the former "Pinoy Big Brother" housemate as the "perfect ambassador" for the country, and him being half-British adds to his "global presence" that "speaks to a broader audience." 

"We got lucky when we found him," she said. 

May is newest member of Now United to be unveiled on Thursday, confirming rumors that he passed the audition in Los Angeles back in August. 

"After the announcement, I felt extremely happy because I'll be able to represent my home country and I'll be able to put the Philippines in the spotlight," said May of his latest achievement. 

Bailey first rose to fame when he joined "Pinoy Big Brother 737." He has since appeared in shows like "On the Wings of Love," and has released an album under Star Music. 

He's also known for his tandem with Ylona Garcia.