Even though country singers were scarce when NBC’s “The Voice” kicked off night three of its season 14 blind auditions on March 5, coach Blake Shelton still walked away with a couple of impressive hopefuls for his team. One of those hopefuls was 30-year-old ukulele player Brett Hunter.
The powerful performer, who currently lives with his brother to help pay the bills, took to the stage with a stellar rendition of Carl Carlton’s Grammy-nominated 1981 funk hit, “She’s a Bad Mama Jama (She’s Built, She’s Stacked).”
During his performance, Brett, who wore a classic denim jacket and a tan fedora atop his head, made sure to showcase both his vocals and his musicianship. He strummed on his ukulele and simultaneously showed off his spectacular falsetto on certain parts of the song. All four coaches couldn’t help but sway in their chairs.
However, Blake was the only coach to slam his button and turn his chair around for Brett.
“What is wrong with you guys?” Blake told his co-stars, Kelly Clarkson, Adam Levine and Alicia Keys, after they didn’t choose the singer. “I have the next Tiny Tim, idiots.”
The 41-year-old country superstar then turned his attention to his brand-new mentee and gushed, “Man, I’ve got to tell you that I’ve never been more surprised. I did not expect to see a dude up there playing ukulele … I literally could not be happier. The fact that I have somebody like you on my team is incredible!”
Adam then added, “I think if you would’ve played that song with you just singing with ukulele we all probably would’ve turned, because the presentation of it would’ve been so unique and really cool.”
Either way, we’re pretty sure Brett is just happy to be a part of Team Blake! As previously reported, the aspiring star wasn’t the only artist to join Blake’s team during the blind audition episode. Jazz singer Austin Giorgio also scored a spot on the longtime coach’s team with his cover of Marvin Gaye’s “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You).”
Be sure to watch Brett’s performance below.