On Tuesday night’s episode of “The Voice” Season 13, nurse’s assistant Dylan Gerard impressed the coaches with his cover of James Arthur‘s “Say You Won’t Let Go.” Jennifer Hudson was so moved by his performance that she instantly started coaching him, suggesting he raise the key and change the way he goes into his head tone. Despite the improvements Hudson made to his performance, Gerard shocked the crowd when he instead picked Adam Levine as his coach. Watch Gerard’s “The Voice” blind audition recap video above.
Apparently Gerard was swayed by Levine’s words over Hudson’s actions. “Going between those two parts of my voice is the thing that I’ve been working on my whole life,” Levine told him. “I think that’s one of the hardest things as a male vocalist to accomplish. Look, it doesn’t hurt that I’m also a dude. The approach is different, the keys that we sing in are different, so keep those things in mind. I got you. Be where you’re supposed to be, which is right here.”
“Jennifer, thank you so much, but I have to pick Adam,” Gerard later declared. Hudson seemed offended by Gerard’s decision, while Levine cheered wildly. Do YOU think Gerard made the right decision in going with Team Adam, or should he have joined Team Jennifer? Sound off down in the comments section.
Gerard is 28 years old and currently resides in Jacksonville, Florida. Here is his official NBC bio: “Dylan comes from a very creative family. His dad plays guitar and is a high school drama teacher, so both Dylan and his sister loved doing musical theater productions growing up. After high school, Dylan started a pop rock band called Don’t Sigh Daisy, and had the opportunity to open for Switchfoot, Young the Giant and Fun. Despite having some success, the band ultimately broke up as the members started getting married and having kids. Then in 2013, shortly after the band broke up, Dylan’s sister got into a bad car accident. She was hit on the interstate and flew across the median into oncoming traffic, causing a traumatic brain injury. After almost losing his sister, Dylan decided to pursue a career in the medical field. With music no longer a priority, he got his CNA license in 2014, and currently works at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Jacksonville as a certified nursing assistant. When not at work, he is playing at restaurants and small venues on the weekends, but ‘The Voice’ is the first opportunity he’s had in a long time to fully focus on his music.”
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