Brynn Cartelli, a 14-year-old singer from Longmeadow, probably never predicted a moment like this.
Cartelli was the first artist chosen by new judge Kelly Clarkson on season 14 of “The Voice” during the show’s Monday night season premiere.
Clarkson was moved by Cartelli’s performance of Labrinth’s “Beneath Your Beautiful” during the first episode of the singing competition’s Blind Auditions. Judge Blake Shelton, whose artist Chloe Kohanski won season 13 of “The Voice,” also turned around for Cartelli, but Cartelli chose Clarkson as her coach. The other season 14 judges are singers Adam Levine and Alicia Keys.
“I’ve been a huge fan of you, Kelly, since I was like four years old,” Cartelli told Clarkson.
Grammy Award-winning Clarkson knows exactly what it feels like to be judged in a singing competition. She, of course, was the winner of the first season of “American Idol” in 2002.
Clarkson was excited about her teen artist from Massachusetts, tweeting, “YES Brynn! My first artist of Season 14!”
— Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson) February 27, 2018
The show pointed out on social media that Cartelli is 14 years old and it’s the show’s 14th season, writing, “Coincidence? We think not.”
— The Voice (@NBCTheVoice) February 27, 2018
Cartelli also took to Twitter, posting, “my dreams came true when I got to tell @kelly_clarkson yes.”