Billy Gilman ‘I Surrender’ “The Voice” Video: Watch Top 8 Performance!
Billy Gilman belted Celine Dion’s “I Surrender” for his Top 8 performance on Monday’s “The Voice.” Watch below!
As Gossip Cop reported, Gilman returned to his country roots last week when he covered Martina McBride’s “Anyway.” Prior to the performance, the former child star revealed McBride was instrumental in the lead-up to his first record deal. Now all these years later, his rendition of her song ended up ranking number four on the iTunes singles chart.
This time around, however, Gilman went back to a somewhat poppier vein with Dion’s 2002 power ballad. In rehearsals, coach Adam Levine said, “I love that you’re doing a big Celine song that is not the big Celine song. It’s perfect [because] you can take ownership of it.” Gilman also welcomed the opportunity to sing something that represented his own tastes in music.
Gilman’s performance led to a standing ovation from all four coaches, and host Carson Daly said afterward, “That is how you close the semifinals on ‘The Voice.'” Levine said the panel had “the look of shock and amazement” as his artist sang, and pointed out that not many people can actually cover Dion so well. He also touted how “humble” Gilman is in the face of such a strong reaction. Check out the video below!