Eugene Asira, a German-based Kenyan musician, made waves online for the better part of Thursday for his performance on The Voice Germany.
Eugene, who appeared on the show’s seventh episode for the audition scene, performed popular Kenyan hit song Uliza Kiatu originally produced by Hart The Band.
Composed, the singer showcased his sultry vocals, easily taking the first verse as it moved on to a powerful chorus and bridge, prompting one of the judges to select it.
The judges turned their chairs for him, a spectacle to select him from their teams, as he finished his set.
A four-chair turn is a coveted feat for any competitor in the blind audition stage, as they choose which coach to proceed.
Meet Eugene Asira, Kenyan based in Germany who rocked the coaches on The Voice with 'Uliza Kiatu' by @H_ARTTHEBAND KENYA TO THE WORLD! 🔥🎶
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— Future Ex (@bryoshavin) October 29, 2020
“The Voice” Germany is part of “The Voice” Franchise and based on the original “The Voice” Holland.
The show is currently in its 10th season.
According to the rules of the competition, Asira will take the next step which will involve battle rounds, knockouts, approvals and later live shows if successful.
On the video of his performance making the rounds on social media, a number of people came out to support Asira, a fitness enthusiast.
“We are so proud of you brother, we wish you all the best,” Hart the Band said on their official account.
In 2018, another Kenyan, Neema Ntalel named after Silaiyo, featured on The Voice of Holland version where she reached the quarterfinal stage.
The former Kora Award winner wowed with her powerful and soulful performance of songs that saw her perform well in the show’s eighth season.