For many people, the opportunity to croon to Kelly Clarkson and Alicia Keys is a lifelong dream. In addition to singing the type of things Austin Giorgio was known for on The Voice, he will be performing some original songs.
Austin Giorgio with the Rick Brunetto Big Band
Austin Giorgio from The Voice with the Rick Brunetto 17 piece orchestra.
This is a must see show!
Friday, October 11, 2019
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Saturday, October 12, 2019
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
For many people, the opportunity to croon to Kelly Clarkson and Alicia Keys is a lifelong dream. They spend years honing their voice, dreaming to be chosen from the roughly 43,000 hopefuls who auditioned to appear on season 14 of NBC’s The Voice.
“I always considered myself more a business person first,” says Giorgio, who was only 17 when he founded his own company that sells products related to cycling culture. “This musicianship is so new to me.”
If you’ve never seen The Voice, one of the hallmarks of the show is the blind audition. Contestants perform for four judges, who listen with their backs turned. If a contestant is lucky, a judge will press a button that turns their chair around, indicating they want to coach that singer for the rest of the season. If a contestant is very lucky, multiple judges will turn around, and the singer gets to choose who they want their coach to be.
After making it through the first few rounds of off-screen auditions, Giorgio made it to the blind auditions on the show. He lost the Knockout round, but was saved by Shelton and advanced to the Live Playoffs, where he was eliminated before making the top 12.
“He went in really with no expectations. He just had a ball. Each time, he truly was amazed when he made it through,” Yarton says.
Being on the show has opened up doors, such as his homecoming concert at Geva, where he has a lot more flexibility with what he performs. In addition to singing the type of things he was known for on The Voice, he will be performing some original songs at the Columbus Italian Festival.