A Filipino singer was able to make all four judges turn their chairs with his impressive rendition of Drake’s “Passionfruit” during the Blind Auditions of “The Voice US”.
Jej Vinson was able to impress judges Adam Levine, Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, and Blake Shelton, who all wanted the Filipino singer to be part of their team.
“You’re a better singer than all of us,” Levine said after Vinson was done with his performance to which Vinson replied, “That’s not true!”
Vinson then shared that he is originally from the Philippines but now lives in Los Angeles, California.
Legend first praised Vinson for giving the song his own take.
“That was like a wild inspired song choice,” Legend said, “Drake is kind of like monotone normally and I was worried that you would stay in that little zone but then you soared. You showed us these really precise beautiful runs like you knew, the not you wanted and just picked it out in the air. You hit every single one with precision and beauty and excitement you’ve got the whole crowd going.”
Levine then told Vinson that he sang the song well, but he can help him even more by teaching him how to connect better with his audience.
“Maybe the one thing you’ll need to make sure you don’t do is to be too perfect. There’s something that is so almost like surgical about how perfectly placed about how all those runs what I would wanna do as your coach. If we’re to be so lucky is to make sure we can get to place where people can feel you as well as they can hear you that to me is the number one thing moving forward making sure you can navigate to the competition and keep everybody connected to your heart,” he said.
Shelton and Clarkson also commended him for his show-stopping audition.
“You know I think everybody here is probably a little bit nervous talking to you right now. We all feel like we’re looking at the winner of The Voice this season,” Shelton said.
Meanwhile, Clarkson, who is a product of a singing competition herself, told Vinson: “I can win this show with you, you’re an incredible man. I turned around and I was like what like and it was like so effortless when he was sayin’ ‘oh man your runs are almost surgical’ but they are not they’ve got finesse.”
Vinson will be moving onto the next round of the competition as part of Clarkson’s team.