After watching “American Idol” for 11 seasons now, we admit to being tired of Stevie Wonder’s “Superstitious” more so than just about any other song. With that in mind, we’re tremendously impressed with David Faulkner’s audition on “The Voice” in Britain Saturday night.
Before his audition, Faulkner was incredibly shy and humble — he worked as a construction worker and was too embarrassed his voice to even sing before he was an adult. Then, the guy came out and performed like he has been doing this for years. Not only did he have a voice that was on the “crazy good” level, but he managed to get all four coaches to turn around (a rarity on this show, where the talent pool as not always been great thus far).
David also continued a trend that we have seen at times during the first two shows — artists picking Jessie J if she turns around (even though we did saw a pair go against her because of a ridiculous coin flip). David probably did make a great choice here, since Jessie will focus him more on the music than any of the extraneous stuff like production and instrumentation. This guy could come out without any music and rock us, and we have a feeling that he could end up winning the entire competition.
Just like with its American counterpart, we admit that we’re feeling “The Voice” as a show so far. Granted, though, though, this could change once we are out of the blind auditions and into the more ho-hum stages like the battle rounds. We’ve mostly been surprised in how many artists are turning away will.i.am, who has more experience than any of the coaches outside of Tom Jones (especially as a producer).
What did you think about this audition?