Hawaiian singer Thunderstorm Artis scored a four-chair turn on Monday's episode of The Voice wowing the coaches with his moving rendition of Blackbird by the Beatles.
'That is what this show is all about,' said coach Nick Jonas, 27, applauding along with the rest of the cast as they gave 'Thunder,' 23, a standing ovation. 'I need you on my team.'
'When a voice like yours comes along, we turn around that quickly, because we're all very aware of what is standing onstage right now, which is someone who could win this competition,' said coach Kelly Clarkson, 37.
Four chairs: Hawaiian singer Thunderstorm Artis scored a four-chair turn on Monday's episode of The Voice wowing the coaches with his moving rendition of Blackbird by the Beatles
'There's not somebody here who is going to do for you vocally what God has already gifted you with naturally,' she added.
Her praise seemed a perfect fit for Thunder, a native of Haleiwa, Hawaii, whose middle name, 'Kahekhili,' means 'the voice of God' in Hawaiian.
'My parents, they believed that your name was what a snap of what your life was gonna look like,' explained the singer, whose 11 siblings have names like PraiseJesus and Spirit.
Their father, a jazz musician and artist, taught all of his children to play instruments before he died of a heart attack when Thunder was age 13.
Standing up: John Legend stood up in appreciation and landed Thunderstorm on his team
'That's why I really started singing, honestly,' Thunder said. 'Because of not being honest with emotions 100 percent of the time, music was the one place that I was allowed to be emotional.'
Thunder had recently been playing gigs with his brother all over the US and even abroad, starting off with bar gigs and moving to festivals and concert halls.
'About two years ago, he was like, ''Dude, your music is getting so good. I think you have something special to share'',' Thunder remembered. 'I really want to see you on a platform that you deserve to be on.'
Musical family: Thunderstorm's father, a jazz musician and artist, taught all of his children to play instruments before he died of a heart attack when Thunderstorm was age 13
As he walked up to the audition room, Thunder was ready for his moment, saying, 'I'm gonna take that platform that my dad passed me right through those doors and onto that stage.'
John Legend, 41, snagged Thunder for his team, boasting that he was 'already a star.'
The first singer to audition was Allegra Miles, a 16-year-old high school student who gigged at festivals and coffee shops, but was excited to have a chance to sing on The Voice.
Star already: John snagged Thunderstorm for his team, boasting that he was 'already a star'
Her incredible cover of Kings Of Leon's Use Somebody, on which she also played piano, immediately got Kelly to turn her chair around, though Nick was hot on her heels.
'It's so clear that you're a real musician that really connects with the lyric, and I really felt your emotion coming through,' said John, who had worried about Allegra's control of the song until he saw that she was young, and teachable, and then kicked himself for not turning.
'I'm honestly shocked that you're not a four-chair turn, but that's okay. I will just fight Nick,' Kelly said.
First up: The first singer to audition was Allegra Miles, a 16-year-old high school student who gigged at festivals and coffee shops
Nick, however, connected with Allegra about being young, having a musical family, and the fact that they both wrote their first song at age 12 and he finally won out.
Cammwess, a 21-year-old student from Blythewood, South Carolina, grew up in a sports-loving family before switching to music, and he wanted to show his parents it was worth it.
His rendition of The Weeknd's Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey) was so sexy, it made Kelly sit back in her chair and say, 'Ooooh.'
Student singer: Cammwess, a 21-year-old student from Blythewood, South Carolina, grew up in a sports-loving family before switching to music
John and Blake, 43, both turned for him, though he was definitely more in John's wheelhouse, and it was a foregone conclusion that he'd choose the All Of Me singer as his coach.
In the meantime, however, all of the judges sang him Happy Birthday, though they all messed up his name, which made Kelly howl with laughter.