Kelly Crapa, 15 of New Fairfield and Avery Wilson, 16 of Hamden both moved on to the next round of competition on NBC's The Voice Monday night. (Photos courtesy of Crapa's and Johnson's Facebook pages.)
Before taking the microphone and wowing the crowd and the celebrity judges on NBC’s The Voice, Hamden resident Avery Wilson would only sing alone in his bedroom for fear that he wasn’t any good.
But the teenager’s dad kept his ear pressed tight against his son’s door until one day he turned the knob and told his son that he was born to be a singer.
On Monday night, Wilson showcased his natural born talents, belting out DJ David Guetta and Usher’s “Without You.”
Just seconds into the performance, the 16-year-old had the crowd on their feet. He also got all four judges to turn their chairs around in hopes of having the talented crooner join their team.
First was Adam Levine, who told Wilson that his talent was well beyond his years and that he was “astonished” by his performance.
Cee-Lo Greene and Christina Aguilera quickly turned their chairs around as well, followed by Blake Shelton who waited until the last second.
“Thank you for breathing life into a day where we are going to hear hundreds of singers. You are one of the guys who makes this all worth it,” said Shelton who told Wilson he turned his chair around out of pure respect for his vocal ability.
Wilson decided to be on Cee-Lo’s team. He will now work with his coach in hopes of becoming the next big voice in the music industry.
Wilson will have to compete against another Connecticut resident if he wants to win it all.
Kelly Crapa, 15 of New Fairfield, won over Shelton’s heart with her rendition of Taylor Swift’s “Sparks Fly.”
According to The News Times, Crapa went to an open audition in March in New York City.
Crapa, like Wilson, both say that they have never taken a voice lesson.
The Voice airs Monday and Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. on NBC.