AUSTIN (KXAN) - An Austin singer is making some serious noise on the NBC show " The Voice ."
Jonathas Ojeda's show-stopping performance earned him a lot of attention from the fans -- and the judges. He sang a version of "U Got It Bad" by Usher. Ojeda broke into a dance during the song, earning screams of joy from the audience.
At that point, "The Voice" judge Cee Lo Green spun his chair around -- signaling that he wanted Ojeda on his team. That's just what Ojeda had hoped for going into the show.
"I went into it thinking I was going to go with Cee Lo," Ojeda said. "I watched him last season. Very good guy, just him as a musician -- extraordinary."
But judge Christina Aguilera also turned her chair, setting up a choice for the Austin singer.
"It was actually a very hard decision," Ojeda remembered.
In the end, he chose Team Christina.
"I just thought that Christina fought for me a lot harder and offered me a lot more."
Ojeda shared his story live Monday on KXAN News Today and performed his original song "You Make It Hard To Love Again" live on KXAN News at Noon.
In the second video attached to this story, Ojeda gives us a taste of his vocal range -- a sign of what may be coming on this season of "The Voice." (Video courtesy: CW Star Mic Trotty )
Originally from Brazil, Ojeda spent one month on a ship with his mother when he was 4 years old to migrate to the United States.
Learning English through movies and music, he quickly gained a love for the arts.
Ojeda would like to win "The Voice" to achieve the American Dream, as well as provide his family with financial stability.
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