Not all people who join competitions are after the prize or the fame. Some of them muster up the courage to get up on stage and perform just to live their dreams even for just a moment. Others simply want to feel the thrill of performing in front of an audience.
Thomas "Thommy" Klemt went to audition for The Voice Senior with nothing but his skills and passion. Wearing a fedora hat and a black coat on a white shirt, he did his best to cover one of Elvis Presley's most popular songs, "Blue Suede Shoes."
The upbeat song matched Thomas' energy and it easily sent everyone in the venue in an uplifted mood. The audience and the judges were singing along. Some of them even stood up and danced to the rhythm of the song.
For his age, Thomas has impressive breathing skills. Despite singing a really fast song, he didn't have any problems with the lyrics or the pace. You couldn't even see him catching his breath!
His performance was just wonderful. It was so good that you can see some of the audience, particularly the women, who grew up listening to Elvis' hits dance happily to the performance. Unfortunately, despite how well Thomas performed, it wasn't enough to make the judges press their buttons and turn around.
It was, however, enough to entertain everyone who's watched the performance. The audience clapped their hands and you can see in Thomas' eyes that sense of fulfillment and satisfaction. He was still all smiles after.
"Blue Suede Shoes" isn't an Elvis Presley original. It was actually written and initially recorded in 1955 by Carl Perkins. Its mix of country, blues, and pop music made it a hit among fans.
Elvis, meanwhile, performed the song a couple of times on national television. It was initially meant to be performed as a tribute. He eventually recorded it to help out Carl and it became the first song in Elvis's self-titled album. "Blue Suede Shoes" was one of the songs that made Elvis unforgettable even up to now.
And just like Elvis, Thomas' audition to The Voice Senior is something a lot of people won't easily forget. It was just light and uplifting to see someone his age performing and realizing his dreams. Although he wasn't able to go through the next round, you can see how happy he was with what he did and how everything turned out.
Truly, Thomas is one inspiring and talented person.