Some guys earn their nicknames. Sid Kingsley, well he was born with his.
The Branchville, Va. native stepped onto The Voice stage Tuesday (Oct. 20) for night two of the Blind Auditions. By the time he was done, everyone watching at home should remember his name.
Performing at the keys, it was a Kingsley performance as the 37-year-old singer injected some earthy blues and roots into his cover of Bob Dylan’s “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right.”
Three coaches turned quick, with Kelly Clarkson the only holdout. She rued her decision. Clarkson later put her hand up and admitted it ought to have been a four-chair turn.
“I heard power, I heard soul and clarity too,” John Legend later remarked. “I’m always jealous of a true tenor who can hit those high notes, it just sounded easy.”
Gwen Stefani was shocked by what she heard. No, really. “It was shocking,” she recounted, “your voice was so strong and so confident. It sounded like a guy who has made records for ever.”
In the end, Kingsley went with Coach Legend. Watch the performance on NBC below.