Christian Cuevas ended round one of “The Voice” blind auditions on a high note.
The 20-year-old singer from Orlando, Fla., wowed the audience and judges with his stunning rendition of “How am I Supposed to Live Without You,” but the inspiration behind the song really hit home for a lot of people watching.
“Thinking about my dad. He passed away about a year ago. Every day, you live with that idea of ‘how am I supposed to live without my dad?'” Cuevas said as his mom wiped away tears backstage.
“The emotional and sincere way that you were singing and the thick, incredible quality of your voice that filled the whole room,” coach-hopeful Adam Levine gushed. “I couldn’t be more excited to turn around and watch how you engage this crowd and made everybody feel good and empowered. I want someone who is going to be able to convey what is going on in the deepest recesses of their heart and of their soul.”
When it came time to finally pick his coach, Cuevas’ mom guessed he would pick Levine even though she wanted him with Alicia Keys.
“Um, I pick Alicia!” he finally answered.
Tune in Tuesday night for round two of blind auditions on “The Voice” at 8 p.m. on NBC.