The Voice 2016 Blind Audition – Billy Gilman:

♪♪♪ ♪ Everybody loves the things you do ♪ ♪ From the way you talkto the way you move ♪ ♪ Everybody here is watching you ♪ ♪ 'Cause you feel like home ♪ You're like a dream come true ♪ ♪ But if by chance you're here alone ♪ ♪ Can I have a momentbefore I go? ♪ ♪ 'Cause I've been by myself all night long ♪ ♪ Hoping you're someone I used to know ♪ -Whoo-hoo! -Come on! Oh, yeah, Billy! ♪ You look like a movie ♪ You sound like a song ♪ My God, this reminds me of when we were young ♪ [ Cheers and applause ] ♪ Let me photograph you in this light ♪ ♪ In case it is the last time ♪ That we might beexactly like we were ♪ ♪ Before we realized we were sad of getting old ♪ ♪ It made us restless ♪ It was just like a movie ♪ It was just like a song ♪ When we were young [ Cheers and applause ] Way to go, Billy! [ Cheers and applause continue ] I love you! Oh! Yes! Whoo! Unh! Unh! -All right.


What's your name, man? My name is Billy Gilman.

-I know Billy.


I started out as a young countryartist and had great success.


To finally be here at a moment where I can finally sing the way I so badly wanted to even then and to finally stand hereand be amongst you, it truthfully is such an honor.


[ Cheers and applause ] When I was making my first album, that's when "One Voice" came out.

And it's crazy, Billy, because you always wonder, "Whatever happened to somebody?" You know? Now you've found your sound and where you belong, musically, you know? And I'm happy for you, man.

I really am.

Mm-hmm! [ Cheers and applause ] Thank you.

I really appreciate that.

-Yes, sir.

-Thank you.


I know your music.

I actually opened up for your father.

Was there a video where you wereon a school bus that one time? -That was me.

-Yes! I know who the hell you are!-Wow! Let me take care of you! I've seen you and — Yes.


[ Cheers and applause ] I don't know who turned around.

I don't know what the order was.

Yes, I was first –not important.

I was second.

I haven't sat down because I can't.

Like, it's not physicallypossible at this point.

So rarely do I hear everythinghappen on this stage.

That intangible quality that you possess is exactly what embodiesthe person that wins this show.

You really could be the guy.

I am blown away,and I'm not sitting downuntil you join my team.

Thank you, man.

Thank you.

[ Cheers and applause ] Wow.

What you reallyaccomplished, which is the greatest success, to me, is the ability to stand hereand be your best you.

And it was very inspiring.

And I hope to continue to be inspired by you.

So thank you for today.

Gorgeous voice.

Well done.

Thank you.

Thank you.

[ Cheers and applause ] You found this nice balanceof having these riffs and what I calllittle "yodel things," but without overdoing itand distracting from the song.

I was totally impressed, and I'd love to help you now become the new Billy, 'cause I had to make that decision, and I know how I want people to see me, and I'm very clear about that.

So I would love to help you be clear to people about who you are.


-Mm! -Wow.



This is gonna be an uphill battle for you 'cause you're a very, very,incredibly talented person that's had some success.

You got to get peoplerooting for the new you.

No, but I also think he'snot necessarily the underdog.

He's had success.

Can I finish — Can I finishwhat I was gonna say? Sorry.

I just want to — I haveto tell everything.


I'll tell you afterwards when we have private timewhen I'm your coach.

He's the opposite of the underdog.



That's what I mean.

I'm pretty sure she's sayingexactly what I was saying.

I can say it again with cuterpigtails and a better outfit.

[ Laughter ]Adam said it,I didn't even hear it, but when you said it,it, like — I felt it.

-Uh-oh!-You know what I mean? Billy, I — It's — It's time to pick a coach.

Never been so nervous in my life.

[ Audience shouting ] [ Dramatic music playing ] -I have to say one thing.

-Oh, my God.

One of the biggest impressions was the momentyou won your first ACM Award, I believe, and you stomped.


Up those stairs.

That image stayed with me.

till this day.

Thank you.

-Thank you, Billy.


[ Audience shouting ] [ Dramatic music playing ].

I pick Adam.

♪ They stay the same ♪ Oh, I'm feelin' high as a bird ♪ Oh!.