Cincinnati Singer Secures Spot on Nick Jonas' Team on 'The Voice'

Michael Williams from Mason performed a button-worthy rendition of Lauren Daigle's "You Say" during the show's blind auditions

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Michael Williams

Mason, Ohio native Michael Williams just nailed his blind audition on the 18th season of NBC singing competition The Voice, securing a spot on coach Nick Jonas' team.

Blind auditions are just what they sound like: The coaches — Jonas, Kelly Clarkson, John Legend and Blake Shelton — turn their little rotating sci-fi space chairs around and listen to Voice hopefuls sing without being able to see what they look like. They judge their voice, not their appearance.

Jonas was the first and only one to hit his red button and turn his chair around, adding Williams to his team. (The basic premise of the show is the coaches gather teams of singers and then compete against each other.)

According to a release from NBC, "Michael asked for voice lessons for Christmas when he was 6. His parents were surprised by the request since they lived in a small town where their life revolved around sports, but they agreed to pay for the lessons. Shortly after, Michael got involved in community theater and began performing at local events. At 10, Michael was diagnosed with a digestive disease that kept him from playing sports, so he relied on music even more. He is now starting his second year singing at the local amusement park and enjoys singing all different genres."

That local amusement park is Kings Island.

The Voice airs 8 p.m. Mondays.

Check out Williams' blind audition, during which he sings Lauren Daigle's "You Say"