16-year-old sings Elvis classic, but no one expects him to sound just like The King himself

Benedikt Köstler appeared on the stage looking like a typical teenager with freshly done hairstyle and a sharp outfit. Everyone was expecting him to sing some modern pop, Bruno Mars, Justin Bieber type of song, but as soon as he started singing, they were shocked!

If you are a fan of Elvis Presley (or quality music in general), then you like to listen to different covers of iconic Rock n’ Roll songs. Better yet if those covers are surprisingly good. The best way to discover new, refreshing voices singing the classics we all love is on talent shows like the one your’re about to watch.

Maybe you think that the talent show is a new way to seek talents but, in fact, it is not. Even Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Usher, Christina Aguilera, and Beyoncé participated in a television show “Stars Search” in the ‘90s and made the first steps towards their successful careers.

Moreover, many music stars came from different singing shows. Leona Lewis, One Direction, Little Mix, and James Arthur gained fame in the X Factor U.K. Furthermore, Fifth Harmony was formed in the X Factor U.S while Jennifer Hudson and Kelly Clarkson, and Adam Lambert started their careers in the American Idol, and so on and so forth.

Although the most famous stars so far came from the U.K. and U.S., other countries have amazing talents as well. One of those participants is Benedikt Köstler who was 16 at the time of The Voice audition. He drew the attention of the judges and the audience with his impressive performance.

Benedikt appeared on the stage looking like a typical teenager with freshly done hairstyle and a neat outfit. Everyone was expecting him to sing some modern pop, Bruno Mars, Justin Bieber type of song but as soon as he started singing, everyone was shocked! The first impression, indeed, can deceive us. Benedikt’s voice was deeper than anyone expected and he sang, not more or less than Elvis Presley’s song “Always on My Mind”.

He hasn’t even been singing for 10 seconds and the audience already starts to react with a loud applause as he captures the judges’ attention as well. Within the same minute, he gets the first “I want you” from the judge as the ovations of the audience continue to follow his performance.

The second judge presses “I want you”, which turns her chair toward Benedikt and she cannot hide the surprise after seeing how he looks, as it surely does not match his voice! The confidence and happiness are now visible on Benedikt’s face and movements and he starts playing with high notes that impress the other judges as well and he ends up with the maximum 4 votes in his favor!

According to everyone in the comments, Benedikt was a true discovery. Although it is a German version of the show, there are many English comments that prove the good talent is appreciated everywhere.

One of the viewers expressed how much he loved Benedikt’s performance with his comment, “He had a deep, kind of raspy country voice that I wouldn’t have expected from someone as young as him. Well done, Benedikt. I think I shall prepare myself to watch this a lot of times because I am such a fan”.

Another one adds, “I can’t stop listening to this audition… so, so good!”

Well, they didn’t exaggerate. He was ACTUALLY very good. We have his full performance below along with FOUR more follow-up videos along with an amazing duet of ‘Hallelujah’. Start watching, but be warned: You won’t be able to stop. Enjoy!

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