Matthew Garwood doesn’t look like someone who’d start belting music from Broadway. With his rocker style and full-body tattoos, one might expect a heavy metal cover.
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However, when Matthew began to sing, he stunned the entire “The Voice: Australia” audience.
Keep in mind that when it comes to “The Voice,” the judges are facing away from contestants. They have to listen and decide if they like what they hear; looks don’t factor into the equation.
You could tell based on their reactions that they had an immediate appreciation for Matthew’s talent, even if they had no idea his voice hardly matched his look.
Although Matthew nailed his cover of the “Phantom of the Opera” song “All I Ask Of You,” from the earliest notes, there was a dilemma. There was only one spot left in the competition, and judge Ricky Martin had to make a crucial decision.
But it only took a couple of minutes of flawless singing for Martin to know Matthew was the “voice” he was looking for.
Once Matthew finished, the remaining judges turned around. Their reactions to seeing him for the first time? Simply priceless.
“The Voice: Australia” judge Joel Madden said, “Tattoos aren’t a big deal to us, cause we see them all the time … but like I’m like amazed at what I turned around and saw.” Meanwhile, judge Will I Am even jokingly suggested someone else sang and that Matthew took that person’s place on stage when the song was over.
All jokes aside, this incredible audition reinforces the lesson that one should never judge a book by its cover – or talent by tattoos!
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