'The Voice' Season 18: Soulful church singer Darious Lyles picks John Legend as his coach and fans approve

Singing his version of Sam Smith's 'How Do You Sleep' in his honor, he delivered a heartfelt performance that was smooth and effortless


                            'The Voice' Season 18: Soulful church singer Darious Lyles picks John Legend as his coach and fans approve
Darious Lyles (NBC)

Darious Lyles performed a stunning rendition to Sam Smith's 'How Do You Sleep' and fans are certain that he picked the right coach. 

'The Voice' Season 18 kicked off with its first round of the blind auditions on Monday night and veteran coaches John Legend, Blake Shelton and Kelly Clarkson returned to their chairs along with new coach Nick Jonas who replaced Gwen Stefani.

As the coaches got ready for a little friendly battle, the contestants prepared to sing their hearts out hoping to get a chair turn. One of those contestants was Darious Lyles, a church singer from Chicago. 

Darious' father was a pastor and at the age of 18 he found out he was adopted and reconnected with his birth mother. His adoptive parents passed away around four years ago. He had his birth mother accompany him for his audition.



 

Singing his version of Sam Smith's 'How Do You Sleep' in his honor, he delivered a heartfelt performance that was smooth and effortless. Kelly and John were quick to turn their chairs for him.

Kelly shared that she was surprised how his vocal runs go up and not down. In the end, Darious chose John as his coach, and fans think that it was the right decision. 

Taking to Twitter, a fan wrote, "Darious definitely picked the right coach! @johnlegend #VoicePremiere." Another said, "You are a good fit for Darious !!" 

"@johnlegend #VoicePremiere Darious has a soul that's beautiful and it shines through. He need some very soulful music," a fan said while another added, "@johnlegend
#VoicePremiere congratulation John on getting darious." 

"@johnlegend #VoicePremiere Congratulations John!! Darious picked the right coach!!" a fan shared. Another added, "@NBCTheVoice Darious’ story is inspiring and I love his voice. This is going to be a great season. #VoicePremiere."

Do you think Darious picked the right coach? Let us know in the comments below. 

'The Voice' Season 18 airs every Monday night only on NBC. Check your local listings for more information.

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