Tuesday night on NBC, 36-year-old Terrence Cunningham sang The Temptations‘ “My Girl” during the blind auditions of “The Voice” Season 14. The Washington, D.C. resident had to put his singing career on hold after having a daughter when he was only 16 years old. All four coaches — Alicia Keys, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Kelly Clarkson — turned their chairs around for Terrence, and he ultimately chose to be on Team Alicia. Can Terrence make it all the way to the Season 14 live shows? Watch “The Voice” blind audition performance video above.
“I’m sitting here and it’s the craziest feeling,” Alicia told Terrence when it was her turn to try to fight for him. “It’s like this vacuum that just happened in this space, like when divinity enters the room and you can feel it. Certain things, they just have the right moment, the right space, the right connection. If I only did anything right it was to come to this show only to meet you. So thank you for just bringing this beautiful honesty and gorgeous artistry. I would love to be your coach.”
In his recap of “The Voice,” our live-blogger Denton Davidson stated, “With just a keyboard, Terrence is singing a toned down version of ‘My Girl,’ and within about 30 seconds it was a four-chair turn. It’s definitely the most intricate, unique, emotional performance of the night. He knows how to work impressive runs throughout the song without ruining the melody. He’s definitely a star of this season to watch out for.”
Blind auditions continue on NBC for the first six episodes of “The Voice” Season 14. What do you think of this season and new coach Kelly Clarkson so far? Be sure to sound off down in the comments section. See the full list of “The Voice” past winners.