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‘The Voice’ Season 21: Vaughn Mugol picks Ariana Grande, says ‘I’m literally crying’

Vaughn Mugol floored the coaches with Ed Sheeran’s ‘The A-Team’. John Legend was the very first one to turn around followed by Kelly Clarkson
UPDATED SEP 21, 2021
Vaughn Mugol jon 'The Voice' Season 21 (NBC)
Vaughn Mugol jon 'The Voice' Season 21 (NBC)

The very first round of blind auditions of ‘The Voice’ Season 21 held on Monday, September 20, witnessed a lot of thrills as a few lucky singers moved to the next round. Singers like Katie Rae, Wendy Moten, Jonathan Mouton, Kinsey Rose, Girl Named Tom, and a few others easily managed to impress the judges namely Blake Shelton, John Legend, Kelly Clarkson and new coach Ariana Grande.

Out of the lot, a contestant named Vaughn Mugol showed up at the premiere episode as he floored the coaches with his rendition of Ed Sheeran’s ‘The A-Team’. John Legend was the very first one to turn around. Kelly Clarkson too noticed the singer’s talent quickly as she did not waste any time to press the red buzzer and turn her big red chair around. Ariana Grande, on the other hand, waited for Vaughn to hit the right notes before finally turning around with a big smile. Blake Shelton seemed less interested as he did not turn around at all.
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Vaughn Mugol opts for Team Ariana

Vaughn Mugol’s smooth vocals with just the right pitch easily wowed the three judges. The young and talented crooner later revealed that he was a registered nurse who was relatively new to singing. His Instagram bio with close to 10K followers reads, “Nurse by day, singer by night. Livin that double life.”  On his very first appearance on the show, the Filipino crooner said, “I’m a registered nurse so I usually just sing to my patients.”
Speaking on his performance, John, who was very keen on getting Vaughn on his team, said, “What you did required a lot of seasoning that I wouldn’t expect from someone that doesn’t perform.” While convincing him, Ariana too gave her best shot saying, “I know that I’m new here and you guys don’t know me as a coach yet, but I want to guide you in this competition. I want to answer any questions you may have. I want to help you get where you want to go as an artist.”

Kelly Clarkson too tried to get him on his team as she was elated with the fact that both of them hailed from Texas. She also added that they both were emotion-based singers. In the end, Vaughn went for Team Ariana, leaving the rest of the two judges disappointed. After his performance, Vaughn took to his Twitter account and shared how emotional he was saying, “I’m literally crying.” ‘With Vaughn in her team, Ariana in total picked three singers on day one including Katie Rae and Katherine Ann Mohler.




‘He didn't even need theatrics or big power notes to impress’

Just like the coaches, social media users too seemed impressed with Vaughn’s singing abilities. While praising the singer, one person shared, “I used to work with patients as well and I would sing to the patients and sometimes if they were slowly passing away and could still speak I would ask if I could sing for them too! Nice to see someone like Vaughn who uses his voice in such a special way.” Another user posted, “Vaughn is my favorite already. He is so talented.”
The next one added, “Is anyone else absolutely in love with Vaughn and his voice ?????? the raw feel and emotion he gives AAAH him and ari are the perfect team.” Meanwhile, another individual noted, “I like Vaughn he seems humble he sings good and he looks good too issa win for us.” And, another user shared, “No but vaughn is actually my favorite one already. the way he puts his heart & soul while singing. He is something else.” One person asserted, “Vaughn has the best voice this first episode of the new season, no doubt about it!” While, one concluded, “Vaughn Mugol is so confident and cool. Such easy emotion and breath control for days. He didn't even need theatrics or big power notes to impress.”

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