During Night 3 of “The Voice” Season 13, singer Noah Mac‘s vocal abilities failed to impress coach Miley Cyrus, but when he revealed that he’s only 17 years old, Cyrus responded, “Okay, whoa. You’re hot.” Mac’s version of Kaleo‘s “Way Down We Go” was good enough to get both Blake Shelton and Jennifer Hudson to turn their chairs around, while Adam Levine and Cyrus remained still. Watch Noah Mac’s “The Voice” blind audition video above.
“I’m sorry, I have no filter,” Cyrus said as a way of apologizing for her comment. “He’s also under 18,” remarked Levine. “And you’re also going to jail,” chimed in Shelton. Ultimately, Mac chose to be on Team Blake instead of Team Jennifer.
“Oh my God, Noah, you were so passionate about it and it came from your soul and I felt that,” noted Hudson. “You were taking me on such a journey that I kinda got lost in it. I was like, I want to continue to go and I want to see where he’s taking me to. I felt like I got on a Noah roller coaster or something. And thank you for taking me on that ride.”
Mac revealed that the first time he performed, at eight years old, was at his sister’s funeral. His coach/mentor Shelton told him, “First of all, I can’t imagine how hard that must have been. I’m here to tell you, out of respect, a man that can sing at his own sister’s funeral can handle the pressure of this competition. I have nothing but respect for you for doing that. And I have nothing but admiration for your voice, man.”
Mac is 17 years old and currently resides in Dublin, California. Here is his official NBC bio: “Noah spends most of his time writing and recording music in a studio he built himself in his family’s backyard shed. He got his start in music in the most heartbreaking way – when Noah was seven years old, his 19-year-old sister, Stevie, lost her fight with brain cancer. His sister was his biggest inspiration. Despite his sadness, he decided to sing at her funeral. His performance shocked everyone, including his parents, who had no idea he had a voice. Noah recently produced and released an EP.”
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