Evening three of The Voice Season 23 Blind Auditions kicked off Monday (March 13) with coaches Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson, Niall Horan and Likelihood the Rapper listening intently to search out contenders to replenish their groups.
A type of contenders was a Nashville bouncer named Walker Wilson.
“I do know I’m not a really massive dude, however that’s my job,” Wilson instructed viewers, introducing himself in a pre-recorded clip. “I’m 5’9, 5’10 relying on what boots I acquired on. It’s type of humorous. Individuals make enjoyable of me, like, ‘Dude. You’re quick. How are you a bouncer?’ It’s not that tough, man. Actually, you get to speak to individuals, and in Nashville, everyone’s a musician. I’ve gotten to know our home band…. Anytime I’m off work, I get to leap up there to do a music.”
Getting his shot on an even bigger stage, Wilson — who describes his musical fashion as a cross between Southern rock and soul nation — launched right into a raucous rendition of Texas-based group the Band of Heathens’ “Hurricane.” Throughout Wilson’s tackle the music, long-running host Carson Daly seen Clarkson swaying forwards and backwards in her pink chair.
“Kelly likes it,” Daly mentioned out loud.
Wilson, who sported a flat-brimmed hat, a flannel, button-down shirt and khakis, continued to point out off his easy growl on the lyrics, incomes a chair flip from Shelton. And whereas he impressed all 4 coaches, surprisingly, no different castmates slammed on their pink buttons.
“I’m rattling proud to have you ever on my staff!” Shelton mentioned, beaming with pleasure. “You have got the grit for what you do. I used to be already pondering, [you could sing] like Waylon or perhaps a music like ‘Ol’ Purple’ or ‘God‘s Nation’ or one thing like that, simply in that vein of what you simply did. I may hear every kind of choices. You’re heading in the right direction with that sound. That is gonna be quite a lot of enjoyable, dude.”
“The minute that you simply began this man was throughout it,” Horan added, referring to Shelton. “He had a smile like a Cheshire Cat. It was stunning. You guys are a match made in heaven, and he’s already acquired all of it lined up for you.”
Likelihood the Rapper additionally instructed Wilson, “You have got a really distinct voice” whereas Clarkson commented, “I’m a giant fan of your voice as effectively.”
Clarkson additionally mentioned she had deliberate to push her button if no one else did, which might’ve assured one other spherical for Wilson on the present.
“I’m simply feeling sorry for grandpa as a result of it’s his final season,” Clarkson joked, poking enjoyable at Shelton. “I simply need to be certain that he’s going to get in there and get anyone. However you might be actually proficient.”
After every coach delivered their closing ideas, Shelton welcomed Wilson to his staff with a present.
“I’m really tremendous shocked I’m the one individual that rotated for Walker,” Shelton mentioned afterward. “He can do some Southern rock, and he can do nation, so will probably be enjoyable to get in there with him and perhaps see how far he’s prepared to go down that Southern rock street.”
The Voice airs Monday and Tuesday night time on NBC.