Tuesday night on NBC, 23-year-old Davison sang the Bee Gees‘ “To Love Somebody” during the blind auditions of “The Voice” Season 14. The Little Rock, Arkansas native reignited the age-old feud between coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton after they turned their chairs around, but Davison ultimately chose Levine. Can Davison make it all the way to the Season 14 live shows? Watch “The Voice” blind audition performance video above.
“You kind of embody the whole point of what this show is,” Levine told Davison while trying to convince him to join his team. “I believe that your voice speaks to all of us. It just instantly makes you feel. I want you to know something about me. Right before we made our first album, I was listening to ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,’ to soul records and R&B records. If that’s the record you want to make, I know who you are. I think you could win ‘The Voice.’ All of the things and dreams and aspirations that you want, I want to help bring those things to life.”
In his recap of “The Voice,” our live-blogger John Benutty wrote, “He’s a worship leader in his church and a stylist and describes his music taste as gospel, soul and R&B, all of which came out in his performance of ‘To Love Somebody.’ Both Adam and Blake turned their chairs quickly while Kelly and Alicia passed on the chance to add him to their teams. Alicia seemed bummed that she didn’t turn around, telling Davison that his voice has a storytelling quality that draws the audience in.”
Blind auditions continue on NBC for the first six shows of “The Voice” Season 14. What do you think of this season and new judge Kelly Clarkson so far? Be sure to sound off down in the comments section. See the full list of “The Voice” past winners.