Singer Turns Four Chairs in ‘The Voice’ Early Release Audition
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The Voice has shared an early release Blind Audition from the upcoming Season 23 premiere. The clip features a performance by singer NOIVAS, who turns all four coaches’ chairs and inspires one of the new coaches to block Blake Shelton.
NOIVAS Turns Four Chairs in The Voice Blind Audition
Less than 30 seconds into his performance of Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come,” all four coaches had turned their chairs for NOIVAS. New coach Chance the Rapper even used his block button on Shelton to keep the singer off his team.
NOIVAS continued to impress the coaches with his soulful performance, during which he strummed a guitar. He shared that his name is Savion Wright, but he goes by NOIVAS, which is his first name spelled backwards.
Chance called NOIVAS “an incomparable talent” and “a voice of this generation.” He admitted to blocking Shelton, who said he already knew based on Chance’s smile after he did it. Shelton added that he took it as a compliment that Chance felt threatened by him.
NOIVAS told Chance that he inspired him to try rapping back in 2016, and he ended up going viral. He also showed Shelton some love by asking him to “do the finger thing for me.” Shelton obliged, pointing to himself in his signature move.
Chance the Rapper Takes Over in Funny Moment
At one point while the coaches were sharing their pitches with NOIVAS, Chance stood up and said that he didn’t like “the way that this is starting to feel like a competition.” He told NOIVAS, “You only have one choice.”
Chance proceeded to step on his fellow coaches’ names on the floor in front of their chairs, turning all of them into his own name. We’ve seen Shelton pull tricks like this in the past, but it’s nice to see a new coach getting in on the fun.
When it came time to pick one of the coaches, NOIVAS admitted that Shelton was his first choice. However, since the coach was blocked, he couldn’t join him team. We’ll have to wait until Monday night’s premiere at 8/7c on NBC to find out which of the other three coaches he picked.