‘The Voice’ Season 17 semi-finalist Will Breman wanted his blue hair to stand out, but now he wears it to support Autism Awareness
He also accepted that at first, he kept his blue hair only to get noticed. But, it eventually turned into a banner that he is now carrying to help the people.
Will Breman from Team John Legend was one of the semi-finalists on ‘The Voice’ Season 17, who sadly couldn’t make it to the finals. MEA Worldwide (MEAWW) caught up with him prior to the semi-finals for an exclusive interview.
In conversation with MEAWW, the singer spoke about his journey on the show and dyeing his hair blue before ‘The Voice’ Season 17. While Will’s hair became the hot topic of discussion on social media when he first made an appearance on the show, there is a backstory attached to the unintentional trend he went on to set.
Ahead of his participation on the show, Will had considered cutting his hair off or shaving it completely. However, he decided to retain his blue hair when he learned from a friend about ‘Light It Up Blue’, an Autism Awareness campaign.
“And having Asperger's syndrome, I realized, holy crap, this is the perfect match. I can't shave my head now. This is way too perfect of an opportunity,” he stated.
He also accepted that at first, he kept his blue hair only to get noticed. But, it eventually turned into a banner that he is now carrying to help the people who are sitting at home, wishing they could appear on the show but are afraid to do so.
He, however, doesn’t fancy being called an inspiration, despite achieving great heights. “Over this season, I've just received hundreds and hundreds of messages from people either on the spectrum or who have friends and family on the spectrum. It’s weird getting called an inspiration because how do you respond to that? And I'm still trying to wrestle with that because I don't want it to get to my head.”