Esera Tuaolo, a former defensive tackle player in the National Football League (NFL), recently nailed his blind audition during the season 13 premiere of NBC’s “The Voice” on Monday night.
Tuaolo, who first played for the Green Bay Packers from 1991 to 1992, stunned the crowd and judges with his own rendition of Andra Day’s “Rise Up” from the 2015 album “Cheers to the Fall”.
“The Voice” Singapore and Malaysia edition is open for auditions, but there is only one catch — you need to be able to speak fluent Mandarin.
There are no other restrictions when it comes to the nationality of anyone who wants to join the famous singing competition apart from being able to perform in Mandarin, which is one of the four official languages of Singapore which includes Tamil, Malay, and English. According to AsiaOne, the organization listed on their website that singers must be “fluent in Mandarin, and are able to perform Mandarin songs.”