“The River” Audition on The Voice by Kiqué

The show has ended and the votes have been tallied, but viewers will remember a “The River” audition on The Voice performed by Kiqué for some time!

When Kiqué Gomez began his time on The Voice he was 18 years old; he has since turned 19. His age made him one of the youngest contestants on Season 22, but his voice sounds very mature. Listen as he sings Leon Bridges’ 2015 soulful song about faith and being born again. Those themes are also of a more mature and thoughtful nature. 

The third verse goes as follows:

Dip me in your smooth water
As I go in
As a man with many crimes, come up for air
As my sins flow down the Jordan

As you listen to the warm, rich tones that Kiqué delivers, notice that the stage looks completely different for this performance. That’s because the Miami singer had to do this and one another performance outside of The Voice studio. This performance was pre-recorded, and Kiqué video-conferenced into his final live shows from isolation. He had tested positive for COVID-19!

In spite of that challenge, his performance doesn’t appear to have been impacted negatively at all, and, although this was his last, Gwen had high praise for the member of her team. Fans of the show may recall that she fought husband, Blake Shelton, to have Kiqué on her team when both she and Blake turned their chairs around during blind auditions. Kiqué performed “Beautiful Girls” by Sean Kingston during that initial performance.   

Of Kiqué, Coach Gwen said, "It's very rare to come across an Artist that is so young, that is honestly so unique in his style of singing. It's one thing to just have a technically good voice, but he is so recognizable. You can just understand his whole personality through his unique voice." The video provides a very quick shot of the judges at the end of the performance, and Gwen is definitely moved by Kiqué’s talents!

Kiqué did not win the competition, but he made the top ten. Hopefully, this gifted young man with maturity in voice will go far in his musical endeavors. Beautiful voices and uplifting lyrics—we can always use more of that!

“Confessing their sins, they were baptized by him in the Jordan River.”  Matthew 3:6

Source: The Voice

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