Royal Bliss’ Neal Middleton Performs ‘I Heard It Through the Grapevine’ on ‘The Voice’
Royal Bliss frontman Neal Middleton auditioned for NBC’s ‘The Voice’ tonight (Feb. 6) with a performance of ‘I Heard It Through the Grapevine.’ But did he get chosen by one of the four celebrity coaches?
Middleton, who recently penned a track-by-track description of Royal Bliss’ upcoming album ‘Waiting Out the Storm’ exclusively for Loudwire, spoke of his struggles to support his family as a musician.
The singer showed up at the audition with his wife and two young kids. “This opportunity here might give me the option to provide for my family like they deserve,’ said a tearful Middleton. He also told host Carson Daly how he was lucky to be alive after a horrific accident eight years ago in which he fell off a 35-foot building onto cement.
For his audition, Middleton, performed a heartfelt and soulful version of the Motown classic ‘I Heard It Through the Grapevine.’ With a powerful rasp to his voice, it seemed like he was going to get one of the coaches to turn around. But in the end, none of the celebrity coaches chose him.
Middleton apologized to his wife, saying “I let you guys down.” However, she told him that she was very proud of him.