Spoilers below for The Voice's Blind Auditions, Part 4.
Night 4 of Blind Auditions on The Voice showed loads of talent from the artists and plenty of comedy as the celebrity musicians added to their teams, but it was the parents of one of the contestants who stole the show for yours truly. The fourth night of Season 20 tryouts saw John Legend struggle to find an artist he was passionate about, while Kelly Clarkson had difficulty landing anyone she turned for. But it all started off with Connor Christian, and it's safe to say that his fantastically supportive mom and dad are now just as much a part of Blake Shelton’s team as Christian himself is.
Connor Christian, of Gallipolis, Ohio, opened the show with a soulful rendition of Gary Clark Jr.’s “Bright Lights.” His parents were shown supporting their son from home, grainy feed be damned, and they had some moves, as well as a special promise for the Voice hopeful if he made it past the audition.
It’s always heart-warming to see strong support from musicians’ families, but Connor Christian’s parents looked just plain thrilled to see their son take the stage, and when the music started, mom and dad took it to a new level, transforming into pure rock fans. You couldn’t help but smile at the couple's pure joy as they rocked out to Christian’s performance. The bluesy number impressed Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson and Nick Jonas enough to turn their chairs, with John Legend obviously enjoying the song despite not throwing his hat in the ring.
Blake Shelton ended up landing Connor Christian, and while the cowboy has had some jaw-dropping moments in Season 20's Blind Auditions, his feedback amused the other coaches so much it drew a snort from Kelly Clarkson.
We have people that come up here and sing rock, and then we have people that come up here and just rock. And that’s what you just did, man.
But coaches' antics aside, Connor Christian threw it back to his parents. They said the only thing they never allowed Christian to do was quit — and, apparently, get a tattoo, as evidenced by the adorable deal his dad said they'd made with Christian prior to the audition. His father revealed they’d made a deal that if at least one of The Voice coaches turned around for the 23-year-old, saying:
And we told him if he got a chair to turn, he could get a tattoo.
The exchange elicited love from the coaches, who said with that kind of parental support, he’d already won. The coaches weren’t the only ones who got a kick out of Connor Christian’s parents. There's me, obviously, but other viewers took to social media to weigh in on seeing Christian’s parents cheer on their son with comments such as:
Connor Christian’s parents are giving me life right now @NBCTheVoice #thevoice
Connor Christian’s mother, in particular, was winning over hearts from some viewers like the one below:
He Was AMAZING
And His Parents are So PRECIOUS His Mama was Jammin she’s A Doll
Take a look at Connor Christian’s performance, along with his (PRECIOUS) parents’ reaction and just try not to fall in love.
While Connor Christian's family likely won't be present for it, the next round of Blind Auditions is coming next Monday, as The Voice moves to just one day a week at 8 p.m. ET Mondays on NBC. With no Blocks remaining to hinder the coaches, tune in to see which team fills up first, and which mega-star will have the edge going into the Battle Rounds.