‘Voice’ Judges Are SHOCKED That This Singer Is Only 14-Years-Old [VIDEO]

Jill O'Rourke | Talent Recap

In a sneak peek of this week’s The Voice blind auditions, 14-year-old Carter Rubin surprises the coaches with his amazing voice. Although he only turned two chairs, all four coaches are impressed by his talent.

We won’t find out until tonight’s episode which coach’s team Carter will choose to join. Until then, check out his performance below, and find out what the coaches had to say about it.

Carter Rubin Auditions For ‘The Voice’

For his audition, Carter sang “Before You Go” by Lewis Capaldi. The show hid his face from viewers until the first coach turned around. Notably, Kelly Clarkson seemed to think that Carter was a girl based on his voice.


John Legend was the first coach to turn his chair. Gwen Stefani followed him, and seemed surprised when she saw how young he was. Kelly and Blake Shelton didn’t turn around, but they were definitely surprised when they saw Carter.

“You do not look like your voice,” Gwen told him. “Where is the person who was singing?” Blake wondered. Kelly, meanwhile, couldn’t get over how cute Carter’s dimples were when he smiled.

“I cannot believe what I’m hearing and seeing right now,” Gwen said when Carter revealed his age. “This is a shock.”

What Did The Coaches Say About Carter’s Performance?

In addition to commenting on Carter’s beautiful smile, Kelly also told him he has “a really great voice.” Blake said he thought he was a younger singer from hearing his voice, but didn’t think he was as young as 14.


John told Carter that he sounds “polished” and “strong,” and has control that a lot of singers his age don’t have. Gwen, meanwhile, pointed out that she has a 14-year-old son, so she could be like “a mom figure” to him if he joined her team.

The coaches even got to meet Carter’s grandfather, father, and brother via video chat. Carter shared that his brother was diagnosed with autism at the age of two. He said he and his family have “the best bond I could ever ask for.”

John mentioned that Carter is the youngest singer he’s ever turned for on The Voice, and would love for him to be the youngest person ever on his team. We won’t find out until Monday night’s show whether Carter chose to join Team Legend or Team Gwen.


Jill O'Rourke
Jill O'Rourke

Jill O’Rourke is a contributor at Talent Recap, writing news stories and recaps for shows like ‘AGT,’ ‘The Voice,’ and ‘American Idol.’ She graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in English and Film Studies, and has been writing about pop culture since 2012, with previous bylines at Crushable and A Plus. Jill spends her free time binge-watching sitcoms and daydreaming about life as a hobbit

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