Dundee-Crown High School junior Riley Elmore wowed the judges on NBC’s “The Voice” Monday night and will contend on the show this season with judge Adam Levine’s group.
The West Dundee adolescent tried out with the Frank Sinatra tune, “The Way You Look Tonight” and was lauded for his smooth, Michael Bublé-like style.
“I cannot believe you’re a 16-year-old right now with that voice,” judge Miley Cyrus said a while later.
Judges Blake Shelton and Adam Levine both attempted to persuade Elmore to join their groups, however he picked Levine as his mentor after the Maroon 5 singer joined Elmore on stage for an agreeable two part harmony.
“Riley’s awesome,” Levine said. “There’s nobody like him in this competition.”
Cheering backstage were Elmore’s family: his folks, Michael and Joan, and his sister Lilly, a Dundee-Crown green bean.
“It was definitely something I’m going to remember, like, forever,” Elmore told his family after he came offstage.
In the introduction piece about Elmore, he was demonstrated playing the trombone, turning vinyl records, and getting wearing a room beautified with Sinatra cites, including “The big lesson in life, baby, is never be scared of anyone or anything.”
Elmore’s Carpentersville secondary school hummed with fervor Monday over their schoolmate’s national TV appearance. A sneak peak clasp of his tryout was appeared to understudies and posted on the web.