Richmond’s Own Sid Kingsley Dazzles On New Season Of The Voice
Last night, people across the world got a glimpse of what the Richmond music scene has to offer as the phenomenal Sid Kingsley delivered an impressive audition on the stage of NBC’s singing competition The Voice.
Singing a stirring rendition of Bob Dylan’s 1963 classic “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right,” Kingsley quickly grabbed the attention of judges John Legend and Gwen Stefani who vyed to grab him on their upcoming team for the show’s 19th season. Eventually, Blake Shelton joined into the “bidding” fray too for Kingsley, leaving only Kelly Clarkson as the sole judge not to turn her chair in favor of the Richmond singer.
“I heard power, I heard soul and clarity too,” John Legend stated in post-auditions comments to Kingsley, later remarking that Kingsley made his style of singing seem “easy.”
Kingsley ultimately decided to commit to Team John, joining fellow artists Cami lune, John Holiday, and Tamara Jade.
We’ve written so much about Kingsley over the years that it feels redundant to bring it all up again, but with his trademark bellow soaring over his musical poise and melodic passion, we’ve been fans of ever piece of music he’s released since bursting onto the scene.
Richmond music fans most likely got a kick of hearing Gwen Stefani comment that Kingsley “sounded like a guy who has made records for year.” Hopefully she took the time to put on Kingsley’s spectacular 2017 record Good Way Home, released on local label American Paradox.
If you need a refresher, here’s that jaw-dropping bellow on the title track from that album:
You can watch Sid Kingsley’s successful audition below and make sure to watch his journey on this season of The Voice Monday and Tuesday evenings on NBC.