‘You just changed the game’: Insane new Voice artist
WE'VE gotten our first glimpse at the new season of The Voice, and if the reactions of the coaches are anything to go by, expect to be gobsmacked.
The trailer shows one of the first blind auditions for the show with the young hopeful blowing the coaches away.
Of the four coaches from last season, three are returning this year - Delta Goodrem, Kelly Rowland and Boy George. Replacing Seal is none other than former-Disney teen heart-throb Joe Jonas.
We see the coaches all turn their chairs for the artist in question.
Joe Jonas collapses to the ground in awe, Kelly Rowland tells the singer that "You just changed the game with this," while Delta is left with little vocabulary other than, "Incredible!"
So who is the young man having such an effect on the coaches?
The artist is believed to be YouTube loop artist Sam Perry. If you've ever seen Ed Sheeran perform you'll be familiar with looping - where an artist uses a loop station, effect pedal and microphone to layer harmonies, bass lines, beats and rhythms at once.
Perry, a self-proclaimed "one-man orchestra", currently has 1,920 subscribers on his Youtube channel, though no doubt that will skyrocket after his appearance on the show.
He's been working since 2013 on establishing himself in the Australian music scene, having performed with the 360 Allstars - Urban Circus in 2013, at a TEDxtalks event in 2014 and toured with the Fringe World Festival over 2014-2015.
With a background in musical theatre, Perry spoke to the Sydney Morning Herald in 2015 about his entry into music, saying "as a kid, I used to do musicals ... but I also love ... some pretty rough music that the cool kids like, so I thought I'd make this really nasty music, but add really unacceptable lyrics over the top. I started just making rhythms and sets with my voice, then I took my favourite songs and started singing them to different melodies straight on top."
ANNOUNCMENT : Had an epic time performing at @wamfestwamusic Lot party last night along side some super talented friends!!! Unfortunately, my voice has entirely left me today and I will be unable to perform my second @wam_musicwa showcase in bassendean BIC. Stepping up to the plate will be the legendary @jfkperth .. They are joining an already incredible line up. Apologies to any of my crew hoping to see me play today. You know I would be there if I could! Smash it guys and big up WA original music!! 📸 : @_awii_ || @bassendeanartsandevents #wam #wamfest #bassendean
As to what we can expect to see from Perry on The Voice, well, his live show features a range of genres, but he has specialised in Disney mash-ups, so perhaps we'll hear a remixed version of Let It Go? We'll have to watch to find out.
The Voice will kick off in April, airing on Channel 9.