Hawaiian singer stuns with his soulful cover of The Beatles' 'Blackbird' on The Voice

Publish Date
Monday, 2 March 2020, 3:55PM

The Beatles' inspirational anthem 'Blackbird' is one of the most celebrated pieces of music of all time.

And Thunderstorm Artis did the song justice as he took to The Voice stage during the show's Blind Auditions, belting out a soulful, beautiful cover of the 1968 hit.

Coaches Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas, John Legend and Blake Shelton were all moved by the 24-year-old Hawaiian singer, with the four of them turning their chairs.

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"When a voice like yours comes along, we all turn around very quickly because we are all aware of what’s standing on stage right now, which is someone who could win this competition," Clarkson told Artis.

"That is what this show is all about!" Jonas said, before adding: "Your vocal control was just perfect."

Shelton told the singer: "Congratulations on being ridiculously talented ... It sounded like it was pre-recorded to me. It was that in the pocket, that in the zone."

While Legend said he's "notoriously stingy" about turning his chair, but he heard "magic" in Artis' voice.


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