Johnny Gates “The Voice” Audition Video: Watch “Maggie May” Performance!
Johnny Gates covered Rod Stewart for his impressive Blind Audition on Tuesday’s “The Voice.” Watch below!
Gates is currently the lead singer in a rock band and actually opened for Stewart, but saw the NBC competition as his “last big shot” to become a solo artist. He chose to perform “Maggie May,” Stewart’s number one hit from 1971, and the song immediately piqued Adam Levine and Blake Shelton’s interest. In fact, the country superstar could be seen mouthing along with the lyrics.
But it was Gwen Stefani who ended up pushing her button first, with Shelton hitting his a moment after. At one point, the coach even stood up to play some air guitar. Towards the end, Alicia Keys turned around, too, and gave a standing ovation. Needless to say, Gates and his family, who was watching backstage, were all pretty pumped.
Keys praised the aspiring star’s energy and his “outrageous” tone, while Stefani singled out his presence and “incredible” voice. Meanwhile, Levine, who didn’t even turn around, genuinely thanked Gates for performing that track. Shelton even called out his frenemy for missing out, and compared Gates to Mick Jagger. Levine shot back, “I’m just surprised you know who Mick Jagger is,” which prompted Shelton to quip in response, “He’s got the moves like Jagger.”
But in all seriousness, the contestant had a very important decision to make. And Gates chose to join Team Gwen! Check out the video below!