‘The Voice’ Contestant Who Owned the Stage, Turning Four Chairs
Sometimes, The Voice contestants are so good it’s less like a blind audition and more like a professional performance. That was the case with Simon Morin, who auditioned for La Voix, the French-Canadian version of the show, in 2015.
Simon totally owned the stage and clearly impressed the coaches. All four of them turned around for a chance to have Simon on their team.
Simon Morin Auditions For ‘The Voice’
For his blind audition, Simon performed “Come With Me Now” by Kongos. He showed off a powerful, rock star voice with plenty of grit. Coach Éric Lapointe was the first to press his button and turn around.
It wasn’t just Simon’s voice that made his performance so electrifying. He also showed off an amazing stage presence, moving his mic stand around as he sang. Toward the end of the performance, the remaining three coaches turned around almost simultaneously.
As Simon finished up his audition, the judges stood up and clapped along to the song. Commenters on YouTube have raved about Simon’s performance, with one person writing that it “doesn’t feel like an audition.”
They added: “The way he carries himself, he owned that song and the stage immediately, like just another day at work.”
Simon Later Auditioned In France
Simon joined Éric Lapointe’s team on La Voix, but he didn’t end up winning. However, he didn’t let that stop him from pursuing his dream and he later auditioned for The Voice in France in 2018.
This time, Simon performed “Skin” by Rag’n’Bone Man for his blind audition. He started off low-key and then pulled out the rocker voice people were familiar with from the last show. At first, only coach Florent Pagny turned around, although Mika later hit his button at the very last second.
Simon joined Mika’s team. He didn’t end up winning the show, but he continues to perform. He released an album called Ébène in 2019, and has also released several singles, including last year’s “Running Out.” You can follow him on Instagram for career updates.