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14-Year-Old 'Voice' Contestant Carter Rubin Delivers 'Brilliant' Cover of Lewis Capaldi's 'Before You Go'

Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, John Legend and Kelly Clarkson
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Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, John Legend and Kelly Clarkson

"You do not look like your voice," Gwen Stefani told 14-year-old Carter Rubin after she turned her chair for him during The Voice blind auditions.

The Long Island, New York, teenager blew the coaches away with a powerful cover of Lewis Capaldi's "Before You Go," which led to Stefani and John Legend fighting for him to be on their teams.

"You have one great coach that did turn around in this situation, and I’m very happy for you," Blake Shelton told Rubin, standing by his "Hollaback Girl" girlfriend.

"Thank you Blake, I appreciate it," Legend jokingly expressed. "I never thought that you would say that about me, that’s very kind. Carter, I turned for you early on. You sounded polished, you sounded strong. Your voice has control, which a lot of people your age wouldn’t have. Your tone is just piercing and brilliant, and it just shimmers out there."

Legend went on to note that Rubin is the youngest contestant he has turned for.

"My son, he’s 14 years old, so I could be like a mom figure for you, because I am a mom so you could feel very comfortable around me," Stefani countered. "I loved your voice. When you got into your real full, full voice, the tone was so beautiful, it was shocking to me. One thing I could help you with that you probably don’t have tons of experience with is being on TV and being able to have that stage presence because you’re going to be picking songs that need to be age appropriate. This song might be something that you didn’t experience yet. I can help you to wrap your head around that emotion and your style and how you’re going to dress and present yourself."

With two great judges in front of him, it came time for Rubin to make a choice. Watch his audition below, and see who he picks when The Voice airs on Monday (Oct. 26) and Tuesday (Oct. 27) on NBC.