Advancing on “The Voice.” It’s better than a kick in the head.
Just ask Zaxai, who landed on Team J-Hud during Monday night’s blind auditions when Jennifer Hudson hit her block button and shut out fellow judge Kelly Clarkson.
The Brooklyn native, who said in his pre-performance spot that he sings in six languages, performed Redbone’s “Come and Get Your Love” while the judges rocked along.
When he was finished, he told Clarkson they’d met before – sort of. “I know you, but you might not know me, though,” he told her. “I used to work as an usher. You had a concert at Radio City Music Hall, and you accidentally kicked me in the back of my head.”
“I’m so sorry!” Clarkson said sheepishly as she walked up to give Zaxai a hug. And she kissed the back of his head.
Hudson was excited to add the singer to her team, praising his showmanship, especially when he showed off his two-step. “What made me turn around was just hearing your beautiful voice. I wanna hear some more of it. That was nice and soulful.”
“And,” she added, “I’m not going to kick you in the head.”
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