I don’t know why this video from 2014 popped up in my Twitter timeline recently, but I’m glad it did. We’ve got The Voice television talent show here — where judges initially face away from the would-be stars in order to focus on the voices — but other countries have The Voice Kids, for 8- to 14-year-olds.
Last year, a kid named Soufjan Ibrahim sang Lady Gaga’s “Applause” for his audition on The Voice Kids Germany. The judges were blown away, and now I can’t stop watching it.
Apparently, Soufjan didn’t make it to the finals. Alas!