|OneUp on ‘The Voice’ (screen capture image via NBC)|
Adam Bastien and Jerome Bell, a gay vocal duo with hopes of winning reality talent competition The Voice, delivered a smooth-as-silk rendition of The Spinners’ “Could It Be I’m Falling In Love” this week.
The Motown steps, falsetto & full-on tenor vocals, plus obvious chemistry showed these two, who perform under the moniker “OneUp,” have what it takes to go far in the competition.
After three judges (Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson and Blake Shelton) hit the red button, Hudson asked how the two came together.
The answer was awesome and made Clarkson cry.
“We met, and then we fell in love, actually,” says Adam.
But Clarkson became even more moved when their family came out onstage and it was a veritable rainbow of gorgeous diversity.
“At a time in this country when its so divisive, this is such a beautiful thing,” said a clearly emotional Clarkson. “It is proof that in this country love is limitless. It can happen anywhere, any way…It’s the most beautiful thing that’s happened to me this season.”
Hudson chimed in saying, “I want to be in the family!”
Blake was patient for a while, but finally made a fervent pitch to coach the two pointing to his history of success with duos on The Voice.
“I have had the most success with duos of any coach in the history of The Voice. Why not pick a coach who has a proven track record with duos on The Voice,” said Shelton. “You need a cowboy, come on!”
After what Clarkson describes as a “Survivor tribal council meeting,” the boys decided their coach would be…?
And the video cuts to black before we get to see the pick.
Check out the boys blind audition below and then check in to The Voice on Monday at 8 p.m. on NBC to find out who OneUp chooses as a coach.