Although they both got in just under the wire, Blake Shelton and Alicia Keys also turned their chairs around to face Gilman, who was emotionally overwhelmed by the reception."I know Billy," Shelton said after he asked the Grammy-nominated singer his name, eliciting an "uh-oh," from Cyrus."I started out as a young country artist and had great success," the now-28-year-old said.
The second part of The Voice's season 11 "blind auditions" premiere wrapped up on Tuesday September 20, and it was full of comic jabs, amazing voices and even a special guest appearance by Miley Cyrus' godmother, Dolly Parton. When Wé opened up about being bullied, Cyrus instantly connected, saying, “I had to tour when I was 16 or 17.… Miley’s Dad’s Opening Act Didn’t Even Pick Her Cyrus was so excited when she recognized Billy Gilman and shouted, “I know who the hell you are! The 28-year-old former country music prodigy actually opened for Billy Ray Cyrus when he was only 11 years old. Responding to comments made by Shelton and Levine about being “scared” and “intimidated” by the singer’s voice, Keys said, “That’s why we need to be together — so we can continue to scare all the men in the world who need to be shown that a woman’s power cannot be contained. The Guy Who Wrote the ' Transformers' Theme Is on Team Blake! Fifty-six-year-old Dan Shafer blew Shelton away with his youthful voice.Sixteen years after releasing the country single "One Voice," Billy Gilman has found another.The singer, who was 12 when he reached the Top 20 with that song, participated in the blind auditions for Season 11 of NBC's The Voice, which premiered Monday night. Performing a moving cover of Adele's "When We Were Young," the singer who made history in 2000 when, at 11, he became the youngest artist to score a Top 40 hit with his first single, the gold-certified "One Voice," set off a bidding war between coaches Adam Levine and Miley Cyrus.' The Voice': New Coaches Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys Continue to Impress And he might have just taken the first step to climb back from a career spiral that he never saw coming." target="_blank"emotional video in which he said that fellow country singer Ty Herndon's decision to come out had inspired him, even as Gilman speculated that years of gossip about his sexuality may have helped derail his career."Being a gay male country artist is not the best things," he said in the video of the sometimes conservative nature of Nashville that he tied to his inability to land a recording deal with a major after selling 5 million records.