A week ago a sizeable chunk of Connecticut was plunged into darkness, and with utilities waterlogged or blown away, there were more important things to take care of. But fans of NBC’s The Voice may have returned to the show this week to notice that Hamden’s favorite son, and a show frontrunner, was missing.
Avery Wilson was eliminated last week in a battle round against Cody Belew, who sang Dolly Parton’s “Jolene.”
The week before, Wilson soundly won his ‘battle’ (that’s Voice speak for a sing-off) against Chevonne. Talking about their performances, the judges made it clear that Chevonne took the prize for owning the stage.
“If anything i think Avery could take a few lessons off of you for this dynamic stage presence,” Aguilera told her. While Wilson advanced without a problem, perhaps their comments got in his head.
Wilson, who has his origins as a dancer, put his moves on display while singing Chris Brown’s “Yeah 3X.” While impressing the coaches, it seemed the work took away from his vocal chords.
“Avery, you can sing your ass off, and you can dance too,” said his coach CeeLo Green. “But ultimately the definitive factor about your performance is your voice”
After pausing for an overly dramatic and meditative moment, CeeLo cut Avery loose. Here’s the full clip:
Could this be the end for the Hamden teen? Most likely not. Based off his talent and the buzz created by his early songs, all bets are that we’ll see more of Avery Wilson.
It’s just that Connecticut will need to wait at least another season before having a Javier Colon repeat.