A singer from Western New York is turning heads — and chairs — with her debut on “The Voice.”
Cami Clune, a 20-year-old singer from Buffalo, got a four-chair turn during the blind auditions on NBC’s singing competition Tuesday with a stunning cover of Bon Iver’s “Skinny Love.” Kelly Clarkson turned her chair after hearing less than five seconds of Clune’s voice, shortly followed by John Legend and Gwen Stefani.
Blake Shelton was last to turn his chair and was blocked by Clarkson. All the judges agreed that “Blocked Shelton” missed out.
“Your voice has this wonderful warm tone,” Legend said. “No one else is sounding like you on ‘The Voice’ so far this season. And I would love to help you navigate all the way to the finale.”
“I think that you are really good at being able to come off really believable and emotional,” Stefani added.
“I got my first tattoo in Buffalo, New York,” Clarkson revealed. “I was on tour and I was like, ‘My mom’s gonna kill me.’ My body is a temple still, Mom. To sound that ethereal and angelic and I thought ‘Oh my God, there’s no one like you on the show.’”
Clune eventually opted to join Team Legend, and Legend jumped out of his chair to thank her.
According to WYRK, Clune is from the Buffalo suburb of Amherst — though she told the show she’s from Buffalo — and has been performing around Western New York for several years. She’s sung the national anthem before Buffalo Bills and Sabres games, founded a charity called Backyard Broadway, and acted in a short movie called “Blink of an Eye,” filmed in Buffalo.
“The Voice” airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on NBC.