Autistic 'The Voice' Contestant Inspires John Legend to Duet on 'Ordinary People': Watch

Will Breman
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Will Breman on The Voice "Blind Auditions."

The Voice is back on your TV and for one particular hopeful, that’s a great thing indeed.   

Will Breman, a 25-year-old singer and guitarist from Santa Barbara, California, performed “Say You’ll be There” in the season 17 Blind Auditions on Monday night, and he couldn't have hoped for a better start.   

Breman battles with Asperger's syndrome and music helps him find his happy place. "I'm on the autism spectrum, I had pretty limited interests," he said in his intro clip.

“Music became my biggest solace, and helped me express my feelings in a way that would otherwise not come naturally to me."  

With his family looking on, Breman totally rocked the house. 

When asked who is influences are, the contestant name-checked one of the coaches, John Legend, who turned first and had moments earlier been singing his praises. 

What could be better than getting to meet your hero? Singing a song with him, naturally. 

Legend suggested the contestant join in on his 2004 song “Ordinary People,” for an impromptu moment that had Gwen Stefani out of her seat and running to the stage to congratulate them.  

“I’m so mad right now. You’re going to make it to the finale, you’re incredible,” Kelly Clarkson said. 

There are no prizes for guessing correctly which coach he selected. Watch below.


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