‘The Voice’ Coaches Thrown By 14-Year-Old Boy, Think He’s A Woman In Her 20’s

Jill O'Rourke
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The great thing about the blind auditions on The Voice is that sometimes the coaches are completely surprised by what they see when they turn their chairs. That was definitely the case during Levi Watkins’ audition on this week’s show.


Watch Levi Watkins’ blind audition for “The Voice.”

Levi is a 14-year-old boy, but he didn’t sound like that to the coaches. Check out the clip below the hear Levi’s performance of Train’s “Soul Sister,” and see what the coaches had to say about it.

Levi Watkins Fools ‘The Voice’ Coaches

The show kept Levi’s identity and appearance a secret to even the audience at first. It wasn’t until coach Blake Shelton turned his chair that we got to see a clear shot of Levi as he finished his performance.

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Ultimately, Blake was the only coach to turn around. However, the others might have turned if they had known Levi was a 14-year-old boy. Blake said not reacting when he turned around was “the greatest performance I ever gave in my life.”

“I have not been that thrown in five seasons,” Kelly Clarkson said. “For a billion dollars, I thought that you were a female that sang lower, and in your twenties.” She said she kept waiting for the singer to go higher, but now understood why he wasn’t.

What Did The Coaches Have To Say To Levi?

The Voice coaches had a laugh about how polite Levi was, as he called them “sir” and “ma’am” while explaining that both his mom and dad are musicians. Nick Jonas seemed thrown by the label, while Kelly said she liked it.


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“I don’t want this to turn into, ‘I can’t believe you’re only 14,’ because that was an incredible vocal,” Blake told Levi. “What a cool version of that song.”

Blake told the other coaches that not turning around was the “worst move” of their Voice careers. But it worked out for him, since Levi automatically joined his team. John Legend called Blake Levi’s “new godfather.” Kelly said Blake is “so lucky” to have him.

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