Written by Giavanna Foster
Michael Lee’s B.B. King cover peaked at #4 in the Top 10 on YouTube Trending. Today, his performance is approaching 1 million views. Here’s the scoop:
A Texas native, Michael Lee shocked the judges with his cover of “The Thrill is Gone” by B.B. King. In 24 hours, this video landed #7 in the Top 10 on YouTube Trending and received over 500k YouTube views. It peaked at #4 on YouTube Trending. Lee’s raw vocals and technical guitar riffs created a memorable performance. See below:
Today, this video landed at #17 on YouTube Trending. In addition to landing in the Top 20 of YouTube Trending, this video has received over 747,669 YouTube views. Adam Levine, Jennifer Hudson, and Blake Shelton turned their chairs during his performance. Kelly Clarkson was in awe after hearing Lee’s performance. Blake Shelton said he would be honored to coach Lee.
Adam Levine emphasized that he turned around before the other coaches. Levine added that he may be the only one that plays the blues and solo guitar. Shelton added that he worked with a couple of guitar players on The Voice. (Team Blake has won The Voice six times.) Kelly Clarkson said that Lee should join Jennifer’s team and gave friendly advice.
“I will tell you, as a Texas sister, choose the team that you feel like you are going to stick out on and not the team that maybe isn’t be like… “I have all the guitarists on my team’… So, I’m team J-Hud all the way. Ain’t nobody on her team like you,” Clarkson said.
“Obviously, your guitar, that’s your extra superpower. But I’m sure you could put that guitar down and my shoe would still be in the same spot that it is right now”, Hudson responded. Then, Michael Lee thanked Jennifer Hudson.
Afterwards, Adam Levine asked Michael Lee who he will choose as his coach. He chose to join Blake Shelton’s team. NBC’s The Voice airs on Mondays and Tuesdays at 8/7c. For more updates, follow Michael Lee at @MichaelLeeFW.
Update: Michael Lee’s performance peaked at #4 in the Top 10 of YouTube Trending.