Impressive Billy Gilman performance on The Voice -"When We Were Young"

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Wednesday, 21/09/2016 04:09

Former young country artist Billy Gilman had an impressive performance with beautiful rendition of Adele’s “When We Were Young.” on The Voice. His performance impressed all four judges and forced them turn their chair around. Check out to enjoy his strong, clear and unwavering voice and see all four of the coaches vying for him as a team member.

Impressive Billy Gilman performance on The Voice -"When We Were Young"

Former child star Billy Gilman returns to the TV spotlight tonight (Sept. 20) with an appearance on Season 11 of NBC’s The Voice. Billy took part in the show’s blind auditions and impressed all four coaches.

In 2000, 11-year-old Billy released the single “One Voice,” which was a Top 20 hit for the youngster from Rhode Island. He was also nominated for a Grammy - Music Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance for this debut single "One Voice", He later released an album of the same name that reached double-platinum status. Billy left country music after releasing the single “I’ve Changed” in 2009—returning in 2014 with the release of “Say You Will” and the sharing the news that he was gay.

Gilman’s cover a beautiful rendition of Adele‘s “When We Were Young” impressed all four of the TV singing competition’s Season 11 judges. His voice is strong, clear and unwavering, and he employs excellent technique as he navigates the first verse, with the judges’ interest clearly piqued from the beginning. Gilman builds his performance as the judges exchange glances, with Blake Shelton beginning to nod along and Adam Levine listening intently. 

Adam Levine was the first to turn his chair around, with Miley Cyrus following shortly thereafter and Blake Shelton and Alicia Keys turning around at the very end. And once Gilman introduced himself to the coaches, they started to recognize him from his childhood career.

Billy Gilman - The Voice audition

“I know Billy,” Shelton said, sharing that Gilman’s hit “One Voice” came out during the time when Shelton was making his debut album. “You always wonder whatever happened to somebody, you know? Now you’ve found your sound and where you belong musically.”

Cyrus, meanwhile, recalled one of Gilman’s music videos — and Gilman shared that he opened up for her father, Billy Ray Cyrus. She pleaded with Gilman, “Let me take care of you!” noting that she’s familiar with having to reinvent yourself and, therefore, would be the perfect coach … but Levine was keen on getting Gilman for himself, too, and put up a strong fight against Cyrus.

Levine, who had remained standing saying, "I haven't sat down because it's not physically possible at this point … I'm not sitting down until you join my team."

“I’ve never been so nervous in my life,” Gilman admitted as he prepares to pick his coach — but, in the end, he settled on Levine.

With “ When we were young”, former child star Billy Gilman had an impressive beginning. Keep following factoflife.net to see his progress on the next episode of The Voice and other awesome entertainment news.

Ryan Carter

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