‘The Voice’ Audition Has 24 Million Views — Why Was It A One-Chair Turn?
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One of the most popular auditions in The Voice UK history only turned one coach’s chair. Why didn’t more coaches turn around for singer Conor Scott in 2013? It may not be for the reasons you think.
Conor’s audition currently has over 24 million views on YouTube, with commenters raving about the 18-year-old’s voice. Check out his performance below, and read on to find out why he only turned one chair.
Conor Scott Auditions For ‘The Voice UK’
Conor performed “Starry Eyed” by Ellie Goulding for his blind audition on The Voice UK. He gave it his all, strumming an acoustic guitar as he sang. The coaches refrained from turning for the first minute, until Danny O’Donoghue hit his button.
Conor’s friends and family screamed with joy when it happened, since it meant the singer had a place on the show. However, none of the other coaches turned around during Conor’s performance. Why is that?
The answer is pretty simple. Unfortunately, both Jessie J and Tom Jones had filled up their teams at this point, so they couldn’t take on any other artists. As for why Will.i.am chose not to turn, some YouTube commenters suggest that he may not have been the right fit to coach a rock singer, so he left it to Danny.
In fact, this is what Will.i.am said when it came time to talk to Conor. “I just felt Danny would be a better coach,” he said.
Where Is Danny Now?
Many commenters shared that they thought Conor’s version of the song was even better than the original. Despite this online love, however, Conor didn’t make it any further than the Knockouts round.
In the years since his appearance on The Voice UK, Conor has released several singles and EPs, including last year’s song “Overthinking.” He recently shared on his Instagram account that he was awarded the Do It Differently Fund by the organization Help Musicians.
“With the pandemic still stopping musicians and artists from making a living, this support is massively appreciated,” Conor wrote, “and with it I’ve got an amazing project which I really can’t wait to share with you all!”