“I really love his voice and the beautiful tones. I think he did a great job singing this song. I know that Elvis Presley would be proud to have him sing this song.”
A young boy 16 years old named Benedikt Köstler stepped onto the stage looking like a normal teen with his hairstyle. When you look at him you will assume that he is going to sing some new pop song, Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran kind of song, however, this is not the case and everyone was stunned.
Who doesn’t know about king Elvis Presley and the impact he left on the music industry to this day. There are a lot of artists making covers of his iconic songs, and if you want to hear some fresh covers from new artists, the best way is to look at talent shows like in this video here.
A lot of famous musicians of our generation started from a talent show, in the ‘90s artists like Beyonce, Usher, Justin Timberlake, and even Britney Spears competed in a talent show called “Stars Search”.
The point is many superstars started from singing shows. Leona Lewis, One Direction, Little Mix, and James Arthur gained fame in the X Factor U.K. Furthermore, Fifth Harmony was formed in the X Factor U.S while Jennifer Hudson and Kelly Clarkson, and Adam Lambert started their careers in the American Idol, and so on and so forth.
Back to our star in the making, Benedikt Koestler at the time of the audition was only 16 and he caught the attention of a lot of people with his magnificent performance. His voice was deeper than a 16-year-old boy and he nailed the song of Elvis’s “Always on My Mind”.
Just 10 seconds into his performance, you can hear the crowd applauding, and in less than a minute, he earns his first “I want you” from a judge, and the audience still going crazy with the ovations.
In no time, a second judge presses “I want you” and when her chair turns, she cannot believe that that deep sound is coming from this little boy. With 2 judges wanting him Benedikt’s confidence and excitement are out of this world, he starts singing with high notes to impress all 4 judges and get 4 votes.
The fact that this is a german version of the show and you find many English comments appreciating his performance, it is obvious that Koestler is a gifted artist who got what it takes to be a star.
There is one comment summing it all up that says “He had a deep, kind of raspy country voice that I wouldn’t have expected from someone as young as him. Well done, Benedikt. I think I shall prepare myself to watch this a lot of times because I am such a fan”.
Some other user also said, “I can’t stop listening to this audition… so, so good!” In the end, they are telling the truth. Benedikt was killing it on stage. And luckily we have his entire performance in the video below. Just Enjoy!
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