“Voice” Coaches Compare Contestant To Elvis After Patsy Cline Cover
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The Voice’s Season 24 premiere took place on Monday, September 25 and introduced us to many talented singers.
Reba McEntire made her coaching debut on The Voice, while fans welcomed back reigning champion Niall Horan, as well as Gwen Stefani and John Legend.
The season premiere kicked off with some incredible performances, with this year looking to become the show’s most competitive yet! Each coach added at least one singer to their team, but Reba was successful with two singers!
Throughout the night, the show shared many different auditions, but there was one that stood out for a few reasons. The contestant’s name is Sam Dearie and he was introduced as a “social media star,” who has over 200,000 followers on TikTok. On that platform, he posts short covers of classic songs as well as some originals. His most viewed video has over four millions views!
Dearie walked out on stage with his guitar and began playing a country-fied guitar lick and the coaches immediately knew he was going to be singing some country music! After only singing four words, Reba perked up and said, “Patsy Cline!” Of course, he was singing her 1957 hit song “Walkin’ After Midnight,” but with a twist!
His vibrato matched that of Elvis Presley’s and even the tone of his voice was very Elvis-like! The coaches even thought so. During the beginning notes of his audition, Gwen turned to Niall and said, “He sounds like Elvis!”
Unfortunately, no coaches turned their chair for him, so he does not move on in the competition, but he did receive some great feedback from the coaches.
Gwen once again compared him to The King, saying, “You reminded me so much of Elvis. He has that vibrato that you do.”
John explained that sometimes when you use that much vibrato, it’s easy to get off the right note, so he has to learn to control it a little bit more. He is only 20 years old, so he’s got some time to learn and hone his craft!
Although his time on the show is over, he still left the stage with a smile. Watch his audition below.