The Voice US discovers Funsho’s talent
Nigerian singer Funsho won through in style after taking part in the blind auditions for season 15 of US singing competition series The Voice.
The 29-year-old Nigerian vocalist sang Bruno Mars’ Finesse and impressed judges Adam Levine, Jennifer Hudson and Kelly Clarkson, who all tried to get him on their team.
Citing his influences as singers Sade, Michael Jackson, Bob Marley, Lauryn Hill and Outkast, Funsho said: “I’m inspired by people who push the envelope when it comes to visual style, their message and the boundaries of their sound.”
Deciding to be on Adam’s team, Funsho added: “Going into my audition I intended on picking Adam. I’ve always been a fan of Adam and Maroon 5, and I just appreciate his artistry and what he’s done on the show, his tenure, being there since season one.
“I just felt he would be the best person to work with on the show because he knows the ins and outs. He’s been through it 14 times already. And then him saying all the complimentary things only reassured that even further.”
Funsho has released music including a debut album called Love Acoustically, a follow-up called S.H.E. (Sounds Have Emotions) in 2015 and an EP called The Free Love earlier this year. The Voice airs on Mondays and Tuesdays on NBC.