This week on The Voice, 16-year old Avery Wilson impressed all four judges with his own emotionally moving version of David Guetta’s “Without You.”
The Voice saved powerful Connecticut singer Avery Wilson for last as the Season 3 blind auditions continued on Monday night. Singing David Guetta’s “Without You,” Avery managed to win the approval of all four judges before eventually choosing Cee Lo Green to be his coach for the season.
Avery’s performance was so strong, Cee Lo admitted that by having Avery on his team even he could become a better singer.
So, after winning over the four judges on Monday, why did Avery choose Cee Lo to be his coach on The Voice?
As Wilson told The Deadbolt the next morning, it was all about what Cee Lo had to say.
“The reason I chose Cee Lo,” said Avery, “is because a lot of the other coaches were promising me this and promising me that, which all sounded kind of repetitive. Cee Lo said one thing that really caught my ear, which was that he could learn from me and I could learn from him.”
When it comes to feedback from an establish singer/songwriter, it’s not everyday a 16-year old gets to hear such high praise from a Grammy award winning artist. Although Avery has a lot to learn in both music and life, Cee Lo spotted the young singer’s natural talent.
In the end, when it came down to the deciding factor, it was Cee Lo’s journey as an artist that hit home with Avery.
“I felt that any superstar, let alone a coach,” Wilson added to The Deadbolt, “who could come down to someone who hasn’t been doing music on that level, and isn’t ashamed to say that I still learn and I’m not fully at the peak of my career, my music and my life, if he can do that then it’s someone I need to trust.”
With his spot on The Voice now solidified, where does Avery think Cee Lo can take him as a singer?
“With Cee Lo,” Avery continued, “I feel like he’s going to bring out the more creative side of me. I’m creative as it is now, but it’s that extra push. You can never go wrong with help. I feel he’s the right man for the job.”
What did you think of Avery’s performance on The Voice?