Watch out Ed Sheeran: There’s another red-haired singer-songwriter who’s catching the attention of the American public (and a handful of industry professionals).
Chase Goehring impressed with his first audition on the TV talent quest last month, when he played an original, “Hurt”. He went back to the well Tuesday night with another original, titled “A Capella,” which had all the hallmarks of Sheeran.
“It’s really about me,” he said of his new number. “I know I did a song about somebody else the first time but this song is about me. I really just want to be my own artist and make music that people can relate to.”
When Simon Cowell asked how the 21-year-old from Nolensville, Tennessee was feeling about reaching these middle stages of the show, Goehring confessed: “There has been so much talent here, it’s been so unique and I’m actually really nervous.”
The nerves apparently dissolved as he focused on the music.
DJ Khaled, a guest judge on Tuesday night, was an instant convert. “You know I do this music thing for real. I put out a lot of hit records. Let me tell you something. The lyrics, they’re so real and authentic like an a capella, the way you were breaking it down. And I was listening to the words and the way you got the crowd involved…you’re on your way to being a star. This show and this stage is going to make you into a superstar.” And then…BOOM!
As the post-Golden Buzzer glitter rained down from the rafters, Khaled and Goehring, a former X-Factor contestant, caught up for a chinwag. “We’re got to work together. We’ve got to do something together,” Khaled could be heard saying.
Goehring becomes the seventh contestant to head straight to the live rounds. Check out the clip below.
— Chase Goehring (@chasegoehring) July 26, 2017