16-Year-Old Is The Next Ed Sheeran In Smooth Performance On ‘The Voice’ [VIDEO]
Ibe Wuyts sang “Tenerife Sea” by Ed Sheeran during his Blind Audition on The Voice of Flanders, the talent competition show that takes place in the Flemish part of Belgium. You could hear a pin drop as he played his piano and had everyone’s attention right away. Take a look at his unforgettable audition below.
Ibe Wuyts Took On Ed Sheeran Hit During Blind Audition On ‘The Voice Of Flanders’
Ibe honestly sang the song just as smoothly as Ed himself and some would argue that he sang it even better. The only reason Ibe did not get a four-chair turn was that two of the coaches had already filled their teams up and were upset that they did not have a place for Ibe. Ultimately, Ibe chose to be on Koen Wauters’ team. He took on the country hit “Meant To Be” during one of his battles which he of course won thanks to his versatility.
In the live shows, Ibe came straight out of the gate with the Billie Eilish song “when the party’s over.” He became known for his smooth tone and ability to hit literally every note perfectly. Throughout the competition, he also took on songs by Elton John, One Direction and Kaleo.
After becoming the clear frontrunner of the competition, Ibe was declared the winner of season six of The Voice of Flanders. “When they announced that I had won the show, it didn’t seem real to me” he told Talent Recap exclusively. “I was so happy to be in the superfinal with Wannes, who had been on the same team as I was on the entire show. I really thought we would hear his name being called, but when I heard it was me who won, I was speechless.”
“I honestly think that winning The Voice opened up so many opportunities for me to show who I am and what my music means to me” he continued. “I’m very grateful for getting all the chances I’ve been getting over the last year and a half.”
Where Is He Now?
Ibe recently reflected on the fact that it has been a year since he won The Voice of Flanders. “Wow, one year ago, I became The Voice Van Vlaanderen 2019! It’s so crazy to see what has happened over the last year” he wrote on Instagram. “My family and I watched every episode I was in again yesterday, and it was such fun! One of the best experiences of my life!! I want to thank everyone working on the show, all the coaches, all the other contestants, … for making The Voice something I’ll never forget. Thanks for believing in me @wauters_koen!” he added.
“One major thing I learned during the show was to be true to myself and choose the things as I want them to” he told us. “Not letting myself being pushed into a direction by people who think they know what’s best for me.”
Ibe went on to release his own original song called “Dark Maze.” He wanted to share some things with his fans on Instagram about what the song has meant for him. The song is about his start in music and how his life has changed so much.
Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, Ibe had been playing shows and sharing his musical talents with the world. “I’ve been writing a lot over the last couple of months, but because of COVID-19, we haven’t planned anything new yet, but I’m hoping we will be doing this very soon,” he said.
And if you absolutely love his voice, he has some incredible covers posted over on his YouTube channel that will seriously brighten your day.
What did you think of Ibe’s journey on The Voice of Flanders? He certainly has what it takes to top the charts some day especially since he already has amassed a ton of fans in his young career.