Blake Shelton was so excited to turn his chair for Holly Henry on The Voice in 2013, he said he nearly hurt himself. And he wasn’t the only one who loved her audition — all four coaches turned their chairs.
Holly was 19 years old when she auditioned for the show with a performance of “The Scientist” by Coldplay. Check it out below, and read on to find out what Blake had to say about her performance.
Holly Henry Auditions For ‘The Voice’
Just a few seconds into Holly’s audition, Blake hit his button to turn around and be considered as her coach. Holly was clearly excited that someone had turned around for her so quickly.
Eventually, Adam Levine and CeeLo Green turned their own chairs at almost exactly the same time. Blake was angry that he wouldn’t automatically have Holly on his team. Christina Aguilera waited until the very last second to press her own button and turn.
Holly told the coaches that she writes music, but she doesn’t perform. CeeLo called her talent “beautifully unique.” Christina told her she could connect with her as a female artist.
“I recognized star quality in your voice. I almost broke my hand hitting this button,” Blake Shelton told Holly, pointing out that he’s done well with female singer-songwriters in the past.
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Holly joined Team Blake, making it through the Battle round. She performed “Creep” by Radiohead in the Knockouts. Unfortunately, she was eliminated and didn’t make it to the live shows. Holly had garnered a group of fans on Twitter called Hollowers who were upset to see her go. After her elimination, the show reportedly lost 1.5 million viewers.
Earlier this year, Holly shared on Twitter that she had suffered a seizure shortly before her final performance on the show. She said she was “in tremendous pain” when she walked on stage. She added that the show provided her with “counseling and care,” but seeing her performance aired caused her PTSD.
Now 26 years old, Holly has released two EPs, and debuted her first album King Paten in 2016. In 2019, she released an album called softer under the name Mooney. She frequently posts covers of popular songs on her YouTube page.