Wade Takes Cee Lo to ‘Rehab’ on ‘The Voice’
An 18-year-old from Alabama doesn't seem like the perfect choice to cover Amy Winehouse's most popular song, but that's why they call it 'The Voice.' R&B singer Wade chose 'Rehab' and impressed all four coaches, but ultimately landed a spot on Cee Lo Green's team.
"I enjoyed the entire performance dude, Solid! Welcome to my team," Green said after Wade finished. The teen showed range, moving from sturdy low notes to a skilled falsetto throughout the song.
"I thought it was a duet," Adam Levine said, "and then you shot back up again and I'm like 'It's the same dude.'" Wade says he grew up listening to Marvin Gaye, and memorizing Stevie Wonder albums. The other judges might have thought he tried to push too much into one audition, but both Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton said they liked it (Levine's team was full at this point).
It was a funky version of the song, that tugged just the right heart strings for Green, who said he found himself thinking about Winehouse, a great talent that was silenced much too soon. The aspiring R&B singer is his 12th and final team member.
Watch Wade Perform 'Rehab' on 'The Voice'