NBC’s The Voice always showcases the best talent around the country and today Victor Solomon performs Common and John Legend’s ‘Glory’ during the blind auditions.
Solomon, who is from Peoria, Illinois, holds the title of Mister A&T. He said that it makes him a representative of the student body, a high honor at the university.
Solomon sang the song ‘Glory,’ written by John Legend and Common, and said that he selected it because it’s about the trials and tribulations of the African American community. “One day we’re going to see the glory,” Solomon said. “It will come to pass.”
While he sang this song with all his heart, Coaches John Legend, Nick Jonas and Blake Shelton argued over which team Solomon should pick.
Shelton said, Solomon’s voice was like “an old-man voice,” and looked shocked when Solomon said he was only 22. Shelton was in for another surprise when he learned that the song was written by Legend. And Legend and Common won an Academy Award for the song, which was used in the movie “Selma.”
Legend also quipped in saying, “I have literally zero times turn for someone singing one of my songs.” Then Legend said Solomon sang it better than he did.
Solomon also said that he sang Legend’s song “Ordinary People” for an eighth-grade talent show that he won and Legend suggested they sing the song together and Solomon joined in.
In the end, it was no surprise that Solomon chose Legend as his coach, now he’ll perform again in the battle rounds after the blind auditions are over.