This Latino Did Miguel’s ‘Adorn’ On ‘The Voice’ And He Absolutely Killed It
Bryan Bautista was one of the standout performers this season of “The Voice” but the Team Christina singer’s run recently came to an end at the hands of viewers. Bautista was one of three singers battling it out for an “instant save” which would have kept him in the competition. The Dominican singer, who chose Miguel’s “Adorn,” pretty much killed it, prompting Christina Aguilera to urge America to vote for Bautista because he represents Latinos so well. Unfortunately, voters disagreed and Bautista was eliminated. At least Bautista, who is known for his smooth falsetto, went out on a high note (pun sorta intended).
Bautista was one of the final 10 contestants on season 10 of ‘The Voice.”
Just a few years ago, Bautista was working as an usher at Barclays Center in his hometown of Brooklyn, New York.
One night, Bautista was given the chance to sing the national anthem before a Brooklyn Nets game – and he killed it.
Bautista left the crowd (and TV announcers) thoroughly impressed. And he did it while wearing his Barclays Center usher outfit.
Pumped from his newfound fame, Bautista auditioned for season 9 of “The Voice.” Unfortunately, no judges picked Bautista and he was eliminated.
But Bautista received words of encouragement from judges Pharrell and Adam Levine, who told him not to give up on his dream.
Bautista returned to audition on season 10, and his rendition of “The Hills” by The Weeknd got the attention of a few judges:
Christina Aguilera was the first to turn around for Bautista…
Which set off Bautista’s mom, who was watching backstage with her son and host Carson Daly.
Later, Blake Shelton turned around for Bautista.
Take a close look at the performance, and you’ll also see Adam Levine give Pharrell a total why-aren’t-you-turning-around-for-this-guy look.
Neither Levine or Pharrell turned around, but they recognized Bautista from his previous audition. Bautista thanked them for their words of encouragement.
Bautista eventually chose Christina Aguilera as his coach. He’s gone on a strong run with performances like this:
Bautista recently melted everyone’s heart when he dedicated his performance of “Just The Way You Are” to his younger sister.
Bautista’s sister couldn’t hold back the tears, and his mom was all smiles.
He later took to Instagram to wish his sister a happy 18th birthday.
Bautista’s public display of affection for his family is nothing new. On “The Voice,” Bautista has said his mother is his biggest inspiration.
Bautista says his mother encouraged him to pursue a career in music after his season 9 audition. The 23-year-old quit his job and began taking vocal lessons in order to focus on music.
With the support of his family – and thousands of loyal “The Voice” viewers – Bautista had an impressive run.
After Bautista’s final performance, Pharrell gushed over the singer’s abilities and suggested that Jay-Z and Roc Nation sign Bautista to a deal.
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