Marnix Emanuel started singing as soon as he started talking and he never stopped. At the age of three he gave his first live performance. He sat with his mother and his grandmother at a very big hot summer terrace, when he climbed unexpected on a table and started singing with an imaginary guitar in his hands! His mum wanted to take him off the table but the audience cheered: "let him sing, don't take him down". This was his first live performance and Marnix got a standing ovation from the crowd. As if nothing happened he climbed down the table and finished his orange juice, never mentioning the incident again.