Monday night on NBC, 30-year-old Brett Hunter sang Carl Carlton‘s “She’s a Bad Mama Jama” during the blind auditions of “The Voice” Season 14. The Oakland, California resident, who brought along his ukulele, hopes to win so that he can get his own bedroom away from his brother. Only one coach — Blake Shelton — turned his chair around for Brett, putting him automatically on Team Blake. Can Brett make it all the way to the Season 14 live shows? Watch “The Voice” blind audition performance video above.
“Man, I’ve gotta tell you, I’ve never been more surprised,” declared Blake after turning around to see Brett. “I did not expect to see a dude up there playing a ukulele.” After Adam Levine told Brett that he didn’t need the full accompaniment from the background track, Blake responded, “Aren’t you glad you got a coach that can hear right through all that, though? I literally cannot be happier. The fact that I have somebody like you on my team is incredible!”
In his recap of “The Voice,” our live-blogger John Benutty noted, “Brett understands the sacrifice that his brother is making for him and sees the show as his opportunity to take control of his own future. With a ukulele-accompanied rendition of ‘She’s a Bad Mama Jama’ Brett managed to get a turn from Blake, but never got the other three to look passed their hesitations.”
Blind auditions continue on NBC for the first six episodes of “The Voice” Season 14. What do you think of this season and new coach Kelly Clarkson so far? Be sure to sound off down in the comments section. See the full list of “The Voice” past winners.