Tuesday night on NBC, 21-year-old Dylan Hartigan sang Loggins & Messina‘s “Danny’s Song” during the blind auditions of “The Voice” Season 14. The Wyckoff, New Jersey native used to be in a boy band, but now he’s hoping to branch out to a solo career thanks to the reality TV show. Only one coach, Kelly Clarkson, turned her chair around for Dylan, putting him automatically on Team Kelly. Can Dylan make it all the way to the Season 14 live shows? Watch “The Voice” blind audition performance video above.
“I love this! I don’t even have to fight for you,” Clarkson told Dylan when she realized that she was the only judge who turned her chair. “You are so good. You’ve got a solid voice. That was beautiful, but I cannot wait to see what you have in your arsenal.” Clarkson then joked, “I don’t know if you wanted me, but you got me!” Dylan admitted that he used to be an actor, but he picked up singing “when I hit puberty.”
In his recap of “The Voice,” our live-blogger John Benutty declared, “Since [the boy band] he’s scaled back and shifted genres to sing more lyric- and story-based folk rock songs. For his performance he impressed Kelly, the only coach to hit her button, with ‘Danny’s Song.’ I think Kelly will be a great match for him, pushing him to broaden his voice and make a bigger impact with future performances.”
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.