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Kennedy Holmes’ Cover of Adele’s “Turning Tables” Gets FOUR TURNS – The Voice 2018 Blind Auditions

September 13, 2019


-Hoo. Come on, kid. ♪♪ -♪ Hooooooo,
ooh-ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh ♪ -Oh, man. -♪ Close enough to start a war ♪ ♪ All that I say,
you always say more ♪ ♪ I can’t keep up
with your turning tables ♪ ♪ Under your thumb,
I can’t breathe ♪ [ Cheers and applause ] ♪ So I won’t let you ♪ ♪ Close enough to hurt me ♪ ♪ No, I won’t ask you ♪ ♪ You to just desert me ♪ ♪ I can’t give you ♪ ♪ What you think you gave me ♪ ♪ It’s time to say goodbye ♪ ♪ So I won’t ♪ ♪ Let you close enough
to hurt me ♪ ♪ No, I won’t ♪ ♪ Ask you to just desert me ♪ ♪ I can’t give you ♪ ♪ What you think you gave me ♪ ♪ It’s time to say goodbye ♪ [ Cheers and applause ] ♪ To turning tables ♪ ♪ To turning tables ♪ ♪ To turning tables ♪ [ Cheers and applause ] -Whoo! [ Cheers and applause
continues ] -Oh, they are gonna fight. -Welcome to “The Voice.” -[ Laughs ]
Thank you. -What’s your name?
-Kennedy Holmes. I’m 13 years old, and I’m
from St. Louis, Missouri. [ Cheers and applause ] -[ Laughing ] -What?! -Well, let me be
the first to thank you for coming to “The Voice,”
’cause our ratings are going to shoot through
the roof this season. -No, thank you.
-What? -Damn. -I think you’re
the best vocalist that has auditioned this year. -Thank you!
[ Cheers and applause ] -Oh, my God. -Your voice already sounds
so seasoned and accomplished and so much control,
so much range. Oh, my gosh.
-[ Laughs ] -I don’t want you to get
distracted by the fact that I’m a country artist and you’re
the greatest artist of all time. [ Laughter ] I’ve worked with people from
all kinds of different genres and done well. I want you to pick me
as your coach so you can teach me
how to sing like that. -Thank you, thank you. -She’s so young. I’m, like, crying.
It was so pretty. Just so you know, the most
beautiful parts of your voice aren’t even the biggest. The most beautiful
is those intimate ones where you let that roundness
of that falsetto, that head voice, like, set in. That’s — It’s —
Whoo! It’s so good.
-Thank you, thank you. -And you deserved
every one of these chairs turning around, girl.
You sound so beautiful. [ Cheers and applause ] -How long have you been singing? If you’re only —
Is she — -Oh, great.
-Oh, Lord. Oh. -[ Crying ] -You all right?
-She just realized that Jennifer Hudson’s
talking to her. -Yeah, Jennifer Hudson.
-Oh, wow. -Oh, okay. So, one of
my first performances, I sang “I Am Changing.”
-Oh, my God. I’ve dreamed to sing with you.
-I’m ready. -[ Laughing ]
[ Cheers and applause ] -What’d she say?
She said, “I’m ready.” [ Cheers and applause ] -Give me love. You are amazing.
-Thank you. -You are gifted.
That is a gift. -Oh, my God.
I’m so happy. ♪♪ -♪ Look at me ♪ ♪ Look at me ♪ ♪ I am changing ♪ -♪ Changing ♪
-Yes! -♪ I’ll be better than I am ♪ -Sing, girl. -♪ And I’m trying ♪ ♪ To find a way ♪ ♪ To understand ♪ ♪ But I need you ♪ ♪ I need you ♪ ♪ I need your help ♪ [ Cheers and applause ] -Aah! -That was so sweet. -You are amazing.
Okay. -Thank you so much. -Does that mean
you’ll come to my team? [ Laughter ] -Oh, my gosh.
I’m, like, crying. -You are so gifted. -Thank you.
-You are a star. It was an honor and a pleasure
just to sing with you. -Thank you.
Thank you so much. [ Cheers and applause ] -Kennedy!
-Adam! -I’m gonna pretend like —
-You have a chance? -No, no, no.
[ Laughter ] Very, very rarely
does someone come around that kind of reignites
our passion for what we do. And to hear you sing today
did that. I watched you address every
single person on the panel fearlessly and with
all of the heart and soul that you were
throwing out there. Just to see
that kind of confidence naturally exist in you at such
a young age, it’s unheard of. After the 15 seasons,
you really can become the absolute biggest thing
to ever come from this show. So you should be
on my team, Kennedy. [ Cheers and applause ] -Well, that was a good pitch. -I think if Adam
wanted you enough, he’d sing “I Am Changing”
with you, too. -Thank you, Kelly.
[ Laughter ] -You are a gem, and I understand
just how special and precious it is,
and if I can instill every inch of whatever I could possibly
give you, I will do that. And I will be that coach that’s
there for you, no matter what. -Thank you so much.
[ Cheers and applause ] -Okay, Kennedy, it’s time. Who do you pick as your coach? [ Cheers and applause ] ♪♪ -Does Adam have a chance? -I think Adam does. ♪♪ -I truly love and adore
each and every one of you. ♪♪ But… ♪♪

100 Comments

  • Reply kaytrron July 19, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    DONDE ESTA LA JUSTICIA?COMO ES POSIBLE QUE ELLA NO ALLA GANADO SI ERA MEJOR QUE TODOS LOS PARTICIPANTES Y LO DEMOSTRO

  • Reply sams weightloss journey July 20, 2019 at 4:25 am

    So good

  • Reply Hailey Mathis July 21, 2019 at 6:02 am

    13 ?

  • Reply playinthedark July 21, 2019 at 3:01 pm

    I keep returning to this clip again and again, not only to hear Kennedy Holmes' breathtaking voice on this Adele cover, but as a teacher of theatre for many years and one who began his professional career in musical theatre, I can only tell you that when you see and hear real talent like this, it literally stops you in your tracks. And all four of these judges were stopped cold. I honestly believe that the combination of Blake, Kelly, Jennifer, and Adam are the best quartet of judges on the Voice that I've ever seen. They banter and quibble with each other, but it's so obvious that (1) they know music of many genres like the back of their hands and (2) they respect the hell out of each other. When JHud said that she was ready to sing with Kennedy, you saw Hudson handing it over to Kennedy, rather than taking the spotlight for herself. Many years ago a student of mine asked me what I thought was "sexy," and without hesitation my response was "intelligence and talent." Kudos to the intelligence and talent of Kennedy and these four judges. And this why The Voice is the best.

  • Reply Amanda Phayme July 21, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    I know I'm late to this but her voice gives me goosebumps. Amazing!

  • Reply Leanderson Silva July 21, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    Close enough to start a war
    All that I have is on the floor
    God only knows what we're fighting for
    All that I say, you always say more
    I can't keep up with your turning tables
    Under your thumb, I can't breathe
    So I won't let you close enough to hurt me
    No, I won't ask you, you to just desert me
    I can't give you, what you think you gave me
    It's time to say goodbye to turning tables, yes
    To turning tables
    Under haunted skies I see you
    Uuh, and when love is lost, your ghost is found
    I braved a hundred storms to leave you
    As hard as you try, no I will never be knocked down
    'Cause I can't keep up with your turning tables
    Under your thumb, I can't breathe
    So I won't let you close enough to hurt me, no
    I won't ask you, you to just desert me
    I can't give you, what you think you gave me
    It's time to say goodbye to turning tables, yes
    To turning tables
    Next time I'll be braver
    I'll be my own savior
    When the thunder calls for me
    Next time I'll be braver
    I'll be my own savior
    Standing on my own two feet
    So I won't let you close enough to hurt me, no
    I won't ask you, you to just desert me
    I can't give you, what you think you gave me
    It's time to say goodbye to turning tables, yes
    To turning tables
    Turning tables, yeah
    Ta da da da, ta da da da, yes, I

  • Reply Valsly July 22, 2019 at 9:11 am

    I'm still can't believe she lost..

  • Reply Omayma Alnoor July 22, 2019 at 2:58 pm

    She deserves number one

  • Reply Shaphrang Niangmih July 22, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    she's beautiful ❤️

  • Reply free_your_mind July 22, 2019 at 11:41 pm

    Wow! such a beautiful voice… reminded me of Whitney Houston!

  • Reply Afri Anca July 23, 2019 at 12:23 pm

    She is so confidence

  • Reply Sheeps sleep while you stare July 24, 2019 at 5:59 pm

    Did she win?

  • Reply PintheDog July 24, 2019 at 11:54 pm

    In hindsight, Adam's complete non-reaction to Kennedy's age shows how much he really was losing interest in the show. Blake, Jennifer, and especially Kelly have these funny, blown-away reactions to hearing that she's thirteen, and Adam doesn't even react at all. Seeing this, it's even less surprising that he had enough and left.

  • Reply Miyamoto Yuuki July 26, 2019 at 5:09 am

    13歳…この全くブレない安定感は何???w

  • Reply syehat aryanegara July 26, 2019 at 6:43 am

    Close enough to start a war
    All that I have is on the floor
    God only knows what we're fighting for
    All that I say, you always say more

    I can't keep up with your turning tables
    Under your thumb, I can't breathe

    So I won't let you close enough to hurt me
    No, I won't ask you, you to just desert me
    I can't give you, what you think you gave me
    It's time to say goodbye to turning tables, yes
    To turning tables

    Under haunted skies I see you
    Uuh, and when love is lost, your ghost is found
    I braved a hundred storms to leave you
    As hard as you try, no I will never be knocked down

    'Cause I can't keep up with your turning tables
    Under your thumb, I can't breathe

    So I won't let you close enough to hurt me, no
    I won't ask you, you to just desert me
    I can't…

  • Reply Random Person July 26, 2019 at 6:48 am

    She should’ve gotten a chair turn immediately after she started singing

  • Reply Diego Araujo July 26, 2019 at 10:39 pm

    Não consigo parar de ouvir!😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

  • Reply Stephanie Paris July 26, 2019 at 10:42 pm

    Every time she sings I get goosebumps😍

  • Reply LovedBy You July 27, 2019 at 7:13 am

    Who does she pick??.

  • Reply A.D.R July 28, 2019 at 1:00 am

    The real winner of the Voice: No Question: 100%

  • Reply Kayla Mari July 28, 2019 at 3:25 am

    Her daddy had me bawling!!!! What a beautiful family ❤️❤️❤️

  • Reply Anke Devos July 29, 2019 at 2:48 pm

    She should do a duet with Johnny Manuel ( agt) instant hit!! 😎

  • Reply Isaiah Gutierrez July 30, 2019 at 5:02 am

    She should've won this show. It's 2019. She was robbed.

  • Reply crizzy set July 31, 2019 at 6:53 am

    2:00 – 2:10 keep playing this part, cant help but cry while laughing. Sounds crazy huh? Hahah! Especially KELLY's "Whaaaat?!!?" 🤗🤗👼

    Still watching this 2019! Loving The Voice USA from the land of karaoke lovers, The Philippines ❣🇵🇭

  • Reply EJ Robb July 31, 2019 at 7:53 am

    Kennedy your voice is utterly GORGEOUS!!!!!! It sent shivers down my spine

  • Reply Foudia Naqib July 31, 2019 at 3:19 pm

    "I'm 13"

    My face😱😮😯

  • Reply Peter Pan August 1, 2019 at 5:16 am

    I wanted to know who was the coach 🤦‍♂️

  • Reply lizz kigo August 1, 2019 at 12:51 pm

    love this version

  • Reply happ iness August 1, 2019 at 1:45 pm

    I'm not racist at all but seriously black girls are killing it , no bodyyy compares to them !!!! 💕💕💕💕💕💕

  • Reply Patricia Eroz August 1, 2019 at 7:04 pm

    Hi Kennedy❗️
    Check Out The EOW GUYZ
    EdgeOfWonder Here
    & At Their tv site
    For Connecting With Them
    If U Find What They Have To Say Interesting❗️
    ❤️⭐️💃🏽

  • Reply Theoracle Theoracle August 2, 2019 at 8:02 am

    Amazing voice 👏👏👏👏 made me cry 😢 I love how perfect her vocal was!!! WOW!!!!

  • Reply Khadija Torah August 2, 2019 at 10:00 am

    Spectacular

  • Reply Deepika Yadav August 2, 2019 at 5:44 pm

    Why don't they show who they chose😕

  • Reply Ria Lopez August 3, 2019 at 1:07 am

    Finally someone from STL who does something meaningful

  • Reply Alana Cope August 3, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    Maaan kelly was just so happy for her

  • Reply Reginald Robinson August 4, 2019 at 12:10 am

    I think she should have chosen kelly all the songs Jennifer chose for her were just to big beyonce is hard to cover

  • Reply Evan Shiong August 4, 2019 at 4:54 pm

    You know it’s a good sign when Adam turns first and is infatuated with your voice. Considering him.

  • Reply kool cid August 5, 2019 at 9:31 am

    13 years old and getting four turns…

    im 13 and watching YouTube at 2 am -_-

  • Reply Real Zo August 5, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    If this audition doesn’t break you down emotionally your not human

  • Reply Kristina Hazel August 5, 2019 at 9:47 pm

    I got the „Whitney“ feeling … dont know why 🤷🏻‍♀️ she is absolutely stunning !!!

  • Reply Sir-Weslynn Jones August 8, 2019 at 10:14 pm

    A true vocalist range control perfectionist God gifted talented grounded and humble. Parents did a great job.

  • Reply Francesca Daniel August 9, 2019 at 4:23 am

    St Louis wonder! Beautiful

  • Reply lily Dim August 9, 2019 at 11:17 pm

    This voice suit Disney

  • Reply Still German August 10, 2019 at 8:18 pm

    I am a real fan of Kennedy!

  • Reply Ivor Gray August 10, 2019 at 11:58 pm

    I would love to hear her sing the whole song and use her fabulous range to enhance the tune, sorry Adele her voice and your song superb

  • Reply Goodluck Ijezie-Desbois August 12, 2019 at 2:47 am

    Back

  • Reply Super Gamer_girl August 12, 2019 at 3:26 am

    Her: "I'm 13"
    Disney Channel: "On 3 we snatch her like she snatched those judges weave"

  • Reply Super Gamer_girl August 12, 2019 at 3:34 am

    College applicants: "I'm a well rounded person, I play sports and have a great academic record"🤓
    College: "Great we'll get back to you"🙂
    Kennedy: "I've singed with Jennifer Hudson"😏
    College: "Girl, why ain't you already moved into the dorms! Ya bad self" 😃

  • Reply Moana Tuitavuki August 12, 2019 at 7:26 am

    when she said her age, adam was the only judge who just sat there with no reaction lmao

  • Reply Moana Tuitavuki August 12, 2019 at 7:34 am

    must be nice having a voice….

  • Reply Melissa Shaw August 12, 2019 at 10:05 am

    You know I love this girl and her voice, and I still can't believe she did not win! She has power, range and everything possible! How did she not win? She is another Whitney Houston in my book. She is much better than Chevel I think. I pray she is doing well no matter where she is at. She should go very far in life with a voice like that.

  • Reply saed August 13, 2019 at 9:02 am

    13 million = see
    13 = age wooww😄♥️

  • Reply smiler4-ever August 13, 2019 at 1:15 pm

    Fantastic!!

  • Reply Mike Holton August 13, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    The

  • Reply Joycee V. August 14, 2019 at 8:58 pm

    No words 😶👏🏽👏🏽

  • Reply Jim Atwood August 14, 2019 at 11:45 pm

    I watch this vid over and over. The reaction ok Kelly when she tell her age kills me and when sh sings with mz Jennifer I cry every time

  • Reply GuestR August 15, 2019 at 2:18 am

    WHAT?! She’s 13?! I thought she was like 17-19

  • Reply Margret dG August 15, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    13 yrs old????!!!!

  • Reply Emelie’s Life August 16, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    She is amazing!

  • Reply Ramsil Torres August 16, 2019 at 11:13 pm

    One of my favorite moments if life!!!

  • Reply Duy Anh August 17, 2019 at 6:45 pm

    Does anyone know who does her pick as her coach?

  • Reply Rhea Bonto August 18, 2019 at 5:07 am

    Close enough to start a war
    All that I have is on the floor
    God only knows what we're fighting for
    All that I say, you always say more

    I can't keep up with your turning tables
    Under your thumb, I can't breathe

    So I won't let you close enough to hurt me
    No, I won't ask you, you to just desert me
    I can't give you, what you think you gave me
    It's time to say goodbye to turning tables, yes
    To turning tables

    Under haunted skies I see you
    Uuh, and when love is lost, your ghost is found
    I braved a hundred storms to leave you
    As hard as you try, no I will never be knocked down

    'Cause I can't keep up with your turning tables
    Under your thumb, I can't breathe

    So I won't let you close enough to hurt me, no
    I won't ask you, you to just desert me
    I can't give you, what you think you gave me
    It's time to say goodbye to turning tables, yes
    To turning tables

    Next time I'll be braver
    I'll be my own savior
    When the thunder calls for me
    Next time I'll be braver
    I'll be my own savior
    Standing on my own two feet

    So I won't let you close enough to hurt me, no
    I won't ask you, you to just desert me
    I can't give you, what you think you gave me
    It's time to say goodbye to turning tables, yes
    To turning tables
    Turning tables, yeah
    Ta da da da, ta da da da, yes, I

  • Reply りんりん August 19, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    定期的に見たくなってしまう…。
    本当に綺麗な声だなぁ…
    00:45のところとか好き。

  • Reply Mary Rose August 19, 2019 at 10:37 pm

    😢😢😢

  • Reply Mary Rose August 19, 2019 at 10:37 pm

    Adam was so over everything lol

  • Reply Mary Rose August 19, 2019 at 10:39 pm

    We all know who she chose lol

  • Reply Maria Rita August 20, 2019 at 12:24 am

    KELLY REPRESENTS me CRYING HAHAHAHAHAHAA that was so beautiful

  • Reply Nicky Parra August 20, 2019 at 5:25 pm

    PERFECT presentation

  • Reply Familia Royo Asín August 20, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    ¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡ INCREIBLE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Reply Cy Athena August 20, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    Can't stop smiling 😭❤

  • Reply charlene joy estepa August 22, 2019 at 10:21 pm

    She’s thirteen i have the same age except I’m so short

  • Reply Kangba Gusti August 24, 2019 at 4:02 pm

    Who's here after 14 millions views ?

  • Reply ella August 24, 2019 at 4:46 pm

    that duo just cured world hunger

  • Reply 123 456 August 24, 2019 at 7:43 pm

    she deserved to win .. i dont get how she got fourth honestly
    this audition made me so happy

  • Reply todd cameron August 26, 2019 at 1:48 am

    who was kennedy holems coach

  • Reply Mz Panda August 26, 2019 at 2:21 am

    Who does she pick???

  • Reply Sarah Rose Wilkinson August 26, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    Dude imagine being that talented and beautiful at 13…it's not fair 😂

  • Reply Rachel Kruse August 27, 2019 at 5:31 am

    Adam is like thank god she’s not fat

  • Reply Hy Per August 27, 2019 at 9:01 am

    Nice voice really nice

  • Reply namfukwez August 28, 2019 at 10:55 am

    Awww this gal looks like she's Jennifer's sibbling. Bless her

  • Reply Emily August 28, 2019 at 5:13 pm

    @imkenneyholmes

  • Reply Safa RazviVEVO August 28, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    when adam was like, “oh great!” when she started crying he totally knew he had no chance without kelly having to say it lmfao

  • Reply Danielle Serna August 29, 2019 at 11:21 am

    THEY SOUND SO GOOD TOGETHER!!!! ❤️❤️❤️

  • Reply Caroline Theresya August 30, 2019 at 1:06 am

    ❤️ u Kennedy

  • Reply Kenneth Thome August 30, 2019 at 1:10 am

    Wow!💗

  • Reply Moge Bamey August 30, 2019 at 2:30 am

    WTF👊👊👊
    U all know why did I say that.

  • Reply Stfu August 31, 2019 at 9:31 pm

    SHE LOOKS LIKE 25

  • Reply Oussama Teiar August 31, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    Outstanding performance … Bravooo !!

  • Reply Genner Freeman September 2, 2019 at 10:31 pm

    OKAY

  • Reply JP September 4, 2019 at 5:58 pm

    She is GORGEOUS

  • Reply Rheshy Supan September 5, 2019 at 8:52 am

    Which coach did she pickkkk??? Anyone?

  • Reply kalim pinos-an September 7, 2019 at 2:18 pm

    13? Seriously? Woww …👏👏👏

  • Reply immmabot boi September 7, 2019 at 3:23 pm

    the reason why they didn’t use a block because she was too good that the only thing they could do was push a button lol

  • Reply Leah S September 7, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    4:24 is so good❤️

  • Reply Nicole Stine September 8, 2019 at 12:14 am

    Daddy havin a meltdown backstage because he was so proud had me like 😭

  • Reply Brandi Woo September 10, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    was it harder to listen to her or watch her dad???

  • Reply Soraya RIzki September 11, 2019 at 4:06 am

    Idk why i love this version than the origin

  • Reply Paul Treacy September 11, 2019 at 5:40 pm

    She should have won!

  • Reply Lisa O. September 11, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Kennedy should have won this hands down … She was the BEST out of all them !!!!!!!

  • Reply Hannah Miller September 12, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    I've watched this a million times and I Kelly's reaction to her saying she is 13 is still me every time.

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