Watch This 17-Year-Old ‘The Voice’ Contestant Get All 4 Judges To Turn Their Chairs In Under 30-Seconds — And Get A Standing Ovation
Shimizu chose to sing the Beatles song “Golden Slumbers.” She chose the song in honor of her late great-grandfather, who she described as her biggest fan.
Once Shimizu started singing, it was immediately apparent on the coaches’ faces that they were impressed with her voice. John Legend, Niall Horan and Reba McEntire turned their chairs around at almost the exact same time. Moments later, Gwen Stefani joined them and turned her chair around as well.
After Shimizu finished singing, she was clearly gleeful that all four coaches turned their chairs around. It was the best possible outcome!
Legend asked Shimizu to tell them a little bit about herself. Shimizu shared that she’s 17 years old and she lives in Ewa Beach, Hawaii. The coaches brought the rest of her family up on stage and found out that everyone in the family sings except for her father.
One by one, each of the coaches praised Shimizu’s voice and asked her to join their team. Legend told her that her goal of singing R&B songs would be a perfect fit for his team. Stefani shared how impressed she was with Shimizu’s vibrato. Horan praised her song choice, and McEntire shared how she could relate to growing up in a family where almost everyone sings.
In the end, the decision about whose team to join was up to Shimizu. She hesitated for a minute obviously wanting to make the best possible decision. Watch the video below to hear her sing, watch her get a standing ovation and find out which coach she ended up choosing.