Laith Al-Saadi may be a finalist on Season 10 of ‘The Voice,’ but back when he was deciding whether or not to audition…he almost backed out! Find out why the show has ‘exceeded’ his expectations right here.
Can you believe Laith Al-Saadi almost wasn’t a contestant on Season 10 of The Voice!? He’s made it all the way to the Finals, but Laith himself admits he had major reservations about bringing his old-school, bluesy style of music to the show. Luckily, things went much different than he expected!
It’s no secret that Laith doesn’t exactly “look the part” of the type of superstar a show like this aims to create — his coach, Adam Levine, even pointed that out in the May 17 results show. But, still, he’s become a fan favorite throughout the season, with Adam and his loyal followers pushing him through to the Top 8.
However, after the Semifinals, Laith found himself in the middle of the pack, having to sing against Mary Sarah and Bryan Bautista for America’s Instant Save. His performance of “All Along The Watch Tower” showed off his vocal AND musical strengths, and he became the overwhelming winner in the Twitter vote. He’s clearly a success story on the show…so can you believe he almost didn’t even audition?!
“I had my reservations at the beginning of this,” Laith admitted to the media, including HollywoodLife.com. “But I am so happy I made the choice to actually do it.” No kidding! Now, he’ll be up against Hannah Huston, Adam Wakefield and Alisan Porter in the finals next week!
Laith is the oldest contestant left in the competition — and has been for several weeks — but that hasn’t stopped him from learning from the younger singers around him.
“I have been making my living in music in my own world, but to be able to come here and be surrounded by such an array of talent and so many people who inspire me that are younger than me…it is nice to see what the future of music holds,” he gushed. “It has exceeded my expectations.”
With Adam, Blake Shelton, Pharrell and Christina Aguilera each bringing one artist to the Finals, it’s going to be a major battle to the finish. We can definitely expect Laith, Alisan, Adam and Hannah to REALLY give it their all — and we can’t wait to see how it plays out!
Do you think Laith deserves to be in the finals, HollywoodLifers?