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Domenic Haynes Performs a Remarkable “River” Cover – The Voice Blind Auditions 2019


♪♪♪♪ -♪♪ Been traveling these
wide roads for so long now ♪♪ ♪♪ My heart’s been far from you ♪♪
-Whooooa! -♪♪ 10,000 miles gone ♪♪ ♪♪ And in my darkness,
I remember ♪♪ ♪♪ Mama’s words reoccur to me ♪♪ ♪♪ “Surrender to the good Lord ♪♪ ♪♪ And he’ll wipe
your slate clean” ♪♪ ♪♪ Take me to your river ♪♪ ♪♪ I wanna go ♪♪ ♪♪ I wanna go ♪♪ ♪♪ Oh, go on, yes ♪♪ ♪♪ Take me to your river ♪♪
-[ Laughs ] -♪♪ I wanna know ♪♪ -Aw, you…
-♪♪ Yeah, yeah, yeah ♪♪ ♪♪ Baby, take me to your river ♪♪ ♪♪ I wanna go ♪♪ ♪♪ I wanna ♪♪ ♪♪ I wanna go, wanna go,
I wanna go, I wanna go ♪♪ ♪♪ I wanna go ♪♪ ♪♪ Take me to your river, baby ♪♪ ♪♪ I wanna go ♪♪ [ Cheers and applause ]
-Whoo! ♪♪♪♪ -I hate you, Adam. I hate all of you. -Now, John hates me
a little bit right now. I’m gonna expl–
What’s your name, first of all? -Domenic Haynes. I’m 18,
and I’m from Tampa, Florida. -Oh, Domenic. -Let me talk first
since I don’t have a chance. -Okay, okay.
-I just want to tell you — my favorite singer I’ve heard.
-Oh. -Your tone is so interesting
and beautiful. You made such excellent choices
with every note you sang. It had so much subtlety
and nuance. And the fact that you’re 18,
I’m, like, amazed. -Thank you.
-So impressed with what you did. -Congratulations.
-I appreciate it. -It hurt me.
-It didn’t hurt you enough! -It hurt me
to have to do that, but, like, that is a testament
to you, because, you know, I — Stop laughing, man.
-That is rough. I’m just saying it’s rough.
-He’s getting it. -I’ve been blocked by everybody
on this stage. -And for good reason,
because he’s John Legend. I don’t have the word “legend”
in my name. It’s “Levine.”
It’s not as cool, man. I had to.
-[ Chuckling ] Oh, my God. -I think you might be
my favorite singer in all 16 seasons of this show. [ Cheers and applause ] There’s a raw soul that is
missing right now from music. And when you get that feeling,
as one of us, your hand is drawn
to that thing. -Thank you so —
Thank you so much, man. -Blake better work for it now.
Adam came with it. -Every muscle in your body
is creating that sound… -That ache.
-…and trying to get that tone out of there.
-Yeah. -And it’s hard not to get
wrapped up in it. -You have the ability
to separate yourself from anybody else on this show,
on the radio. Anybody that tries to do
what you did, they’re only going to
have to try to imitate what you naturally do. -Nice, nice.
-Congratulations for that, man. -Thank you so much, man.
-I mean, my gosh. [ Cheers and applause ]
-Wow. -You’re so talented. You’re a natural-born
storyteller. -It’s very, like, Ray LaMontagne
meets Leon Bridges. It’s, like, very cool, man. -I want to just say —
four seconds is how long it took me
to turn around. -I saw that.
-Four seconds is how long it took him
to take away your dream! -To block me.
-To block. -To block me!
-To block him! That’s what four seconds was.
-That was his first thought. My thought was,
“What can I do to help this guy win
‘The Voice'”? -Oh. [ Scoffs ]
-It’s not about me. -I don’t want to come at it
from a place of, like, me versus Blake — -Or you versus John. [ Laughter ] -Clearly. -I want to make sure
you understand — -New angle.
New angle. -I felt something in my bones
when I heard you sing… -In his bones.
-…that I am lucky to feel ever in my life… -Wow.
-…and so to feel that, and to take you all the way
and beyond. -Come on, Domenic.
Let’s win this thing. -Can I please talk, man? -We wouldn’t want to block Adam
from talking, would we? [ Laughter ] -Domenic, who do you want
to pick as your coach? -Come on, Domenic. -Let’s go!
Let’s do it! [ Audience shouting ] Come on, man! ♪♪♪♪ -Man… I pick, mm… ♪♪♪♪

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