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Pint-Sized Crooner Belts Out John Denver Classic On “The Voice Kids” UK.

shaney-lee voice audition

It seriously doesn’t get any cuter than this.

Seven-year-old Shaney-Lee lives on a farm in southwest England. It’s filled with all the animals you’d expect, like horses, goats, and chickens, so it makes sense that he’s a big fan of country and western music. Because of this, the gutsy little guy can easily relate to John Denver’s love of wide-open spaces and the long road leading back to the homestead. That’s why he chose “Take Me Home, Country Roads” for his blind audition on “The Voice Kids” UK.

shaney and pony

“Have you ridden on a horse?”judge will.i.am asks at one point.

“I came here on my horse today,”Shaney-Lee replies. But that bit of trivia is just icing on the cake because he’s already carved out a little piece for himself in everyone’s hearts within the opening seconds of his audition!

shaney audition

The second he walked out on stage, the audience began cooing at the cutie. Naturally, the judges knew that someone adorable was in their presence, but could he sing?

Life is old there, older than the trees
Younger than the mountains, blowing like a breeze
Country roads, take me home…

“That is the cutest voice I’ve ever heard!”judge Danny Jones exclaims.

danny jones

But it’s not just the judges who’re swooning! Twenty seconds into his audition, the entire audience is on their feet and clapping along, some of them with tears streaming down their faces!


I hear her voice in the morning hour she calls me
Radio reminds me of my home far away
Driving down the road I get a feeling
That I should have been home yesterday, yesterday…

Is this a talent competition or an Alvin & The Chipmunks concert?! “The Voice Kids” UK is only open to children between the ages of 7 and 14, and it’s a good thing, too, because Shaney-Lee’s mom describes him as “definitely an older person in a little man’s body.â€

As you can probably guess, the absolute cuteness of it all just got to be too much, and Pixie Lott couldn’t hold back any longer…

pixie lott

As a newly minted member of Team Pixie, we’ll be hearing more from this pint-sized country and western fan and we simply can’t wait! In the meantime, check out the audition that got everyone cheering and clapping along, and share to spread Shaney’s cuteness far and wide.

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