'The Voice’ Season 19: Sid Kingsley picks Legend over Blake, fans call ‘Kelly bonkers for not turning’
Sid Kingsley, the 37-year-old crooner, performed a rendition of Bob Dylan's ‘Don't Think Twice, It's All Right’ and floored John Legend the moment he started performing during the blind auditions on the premiere episode of ‘The Voice’ season 19. Sharing the same feeling, Gwen Stefani was only a second behind Legend to press the buzzer and turn around her chair followed by Blake Shelton. Sid Kingsley would have got all the four chairs, however, Kelly Clarkson did not press the buzzer.
Speaking to Sid, Legend jokingly said that he is always jealous of singers who can sing the high notes whereas Gwen said that Sid’s voice was very strong and confident. Kelly gave the reason why she did not turn her chair around and asserted, “I was waiting for another level from you and vulnerability and hearing more ache. The pitch was amazing and I am probably an idiot. I will watch this back on TV and I will be so mad at myself.”
Interestingly, while interacting with Blake, Sid spilled the beans that his mother asked him to better choose #TeamBlake. Whereas, in order to convince Sid, Blake even joked about not to disappoint her mother on national television but after giving it a brief thought, Sid ultimately opted for #TeamLegend.
The Internet also seemed happy for the talented vocalist. One Twitterati said, “Sid, I’m thrilled that you picked @johnlegend as your Coach! He’s awesome and you’ll be great!” Another expressed, “@SidKingsley Great voice and great job. You deserve to be on the show. @johnlegend #TheVoice” One user tweeted, “@SidKingsley #VoicePremiere #VoiceBlinds #TheVoice really good audition and you got a choice of @gwenstefani@blakeshelton & @johnlegend since your song choice might be a country rock tune Blake Shelton will be the perfect fit because some of his songs are in that genre”. Another added, “Kelly is bonkers not turning for Sid Kingsley. That guy is good!!! #TheVoice”
Sid, I’m thrilled that you picked @johnlegend as your Coach! He’s awesome and you’ll be great! 🎉❤️👏🎈— Brenda Hapner (@brenda_hapner) October 21, 2020
@SidKingsley #VoicePremiere #VoiceBlinds #TheVoice really good audition and you got a choice of @gwenstefani @blakeshelton & @johnlegend since your song choice might be a country rock tune Blake Shelton will be the perfect fit because some of his songs are in that genre— JP Canlapan (@pierrejan95) October 21, 2020
As of now, from the premiere episode of ‘The Voice’ season 19, contestants Tamara Jade and John Holiday went to Team Legend, Team Gwen also got three talented contestants in the form of Lauran Frihauf, Payge Turner and Chloe Hogan. Joseph Soul, Eli Zamora and Marisa Corvo opted for Team Kelly, whereas Team Blake got Ian Flanigan, Jim Ranger and Taryn Papa.
Apart from the singing skills of the contestants, fans will also notice a few changes in the show due to the unfortunate global pandemic. The coaches sit farther apart and host Carson Daly will also keep his distance. ‘The Voice’ season 19 premiere episodes will be aired on NBC. Fans can also catch the singing reality show on the official website of NBC and on their official app along with the network's new streaming service Peacock.
Todd Tilghman was announced as the last season's winner from Team Blake at the age of 42 making him the oldest winner in the series history, a record previously held by Josh Kaufman.