KAYSVILLE - A Kaysville teen is letting his “Voice” be heard.
Tanner Linford made it through the blind audition round on this Tuesday’s episode of “The Voice,” with judge Blake Shelton turning around at the last moment to choose Linford for his team. This is Linford’s second appearance on the show, though his first to make it past the audition round.
“The improvement was really noteworthy,” said Adam Levine, another judge. “There’s just so much potential.”
Linford sang Alison Krause’s “When You Say Nothing At All” for his audition, with his family members cheering him on from the sidelines. The song choice led some judges to think Linford was a girl, but even those who didn’t select him admired his performance.
“As a young man, you did pour your heart out, and it’s going to take you very, very far,” said Pharrell Williams, another judge.
The judges also asked Linford about his improvement since last season, and Linford said that he had followed the advice they’d given him.
“I’ve been taking any opportunities I can take,” Linford said. “I got to sing at the junior prom at my high school, and I’ve just been working on adding emotion.”
The show will finish out its blind auditions next Monday, Oct. 6, with an auditions recap episode scheduled for Oct. 7. Linford will next compete in the show’s battle round, which begins Oct. 13 on NBC.