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WATCH: Filipino singer gets four-chair turn on ‘The Voice US’

By: - Reporter
/ 02:29 PM March 05, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — A Filipino singer has wowed the judges of “The Voice US” as he received a four-chair turn during his blind audition.


Jej Vinson, a Filipino based in Los Angeles, impressed judges Adam Levine, John Legend, Kelly Clarkson, and Blake Shelton with his rendition of Drake’s “Passionfruit.”

“You’re a better singer than all of us,” Levine said after Vinson’s performance.


Meanwhile, Legend said he was initially worried about Vinson’s song choice, but the Filipino singer was able to sing the notes “with precision.”

“That was like a wild inspired song choice. Drake is kind of like monotone normally, and I was worried that you would stay in that little zone, but then you soared,” Legend said.

“You showed us these really precise beautiful runs. It’s like you knew the note you wanted and just picked it out in the air. And you hit every single one with precision and beauty and excitement. You’ve got the whole crowd going,” he added.

Levine, on the other hand, assured that he would help Vinson put more feelings and connection to his performance if given the chance to coach the Filipino singer.

“What I would wanna do as your coach if I were to be so lucky as to make sure we can get to a place where people can feel you, as well as they can hear you. That to me is the number one thing moving forward for you to make sure you can navigate to the competition and keep everybody connected to your heart,” Levine said.

Shelton predicted Vinson would be the winner for the competition, saying, “You know, I think everybody here is probably a little bit nervous talking to you right now. We all feel like we’re looking at the winner of ‘The Voice’ this season.”

“American Idol” alumna Clarkson likewise assured Vinson she can help him win the show: “I can win this show with you. You’re incredible, man. I turned around, and I was like ‘What?!’ and it was like so effortless.”

In the end, Vinson chose Clarkson to be his coach. /ee

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