Chicago Singer Swivels Chairs on “The Voice”

Three judges battle for forklift operator moonlighting as singer

The Voice

A Chicago man may have set himself up as an early favorite on NBC's "The Voice" and a chance to be a heartthrob on the show.

John Martin, a forklift operator by day and singer by night, sang Amos Lee's "Sweet Pea," prompting judges Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams to turn their chairs around.

Martin chose Shelton, which means the country singer will try to coach him to victory in the competition this season.

The 25-year-old singer said on the show he was a music major before dropping out of school. He found his love for music in the church where his dad is a pastor.

Several of the judges noted Martin's good looks, and the whistling girls in the audience seemed to agree.

"The Voice" airs Mondays and Tuesdays on NBC 5 at 7 p.m.

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