If it wasn’t already obvious that Billy Gilman is a force to be reckoned with on Season 11 of ‘The Voice,’ his performance on the Nov. 14 episode solidified it. Taking on Queen’s ‘The Show Must Go On’ obviously wasn’t easy, but Adam Levine’s singer nailed it, and has officially established himself as this season’s front-runner.
As long as things keep going the way they’re going, it looks like Adam Levine will get another win on The Voice to rub in Blake Shelton’s face thanks to Billy Gilman, 28. Right from his Blind Audition of “When We Were Young,” Billy impressed the judges, getting all four to turn around before he eventually chose the Maroon 5 frontman as his coach.
The two proved to be a perfect pairing from the get-go. Even though Billy was a country child star, he’s shown that he’s capable of doing so much more than that. With Adam’s guidance he’s delivered a series of stellar performances — but it was once the show went live last week that he really started standing out.
The 28-year-old won his Battle and Knockout Rounds fairly easily, but when he closed the first night of Live Playoffs with Roy Orbison’s “Crying,” he proved exactly why he’s giving a music career another shot: He’s freakin’ GOOD. Billy hit and held out unbelievable notes and had the coaches and entire crowd on their feet! He was voted through by America without question, and instead of toning things down for his follow-up Top 12 performance, he came out just as powerful by singing Queen’s “The Show Must Go On.”
Taking on Freddie Mercury is NO easy feat, but Billy did it flawlessly and effortlessly. The winners have been pretty obvious from early on the last three seasons — Alisan Porter, Jordan Smith and Sawyer Fredericks were all fan favorites from the very beginning — and something tells me it’ll be no different this time around!
HollywoodLifers, do you think Billy will win Season 11?