WATCH: South Jersey Teen Dawson Coyle Sings NEEDTOBREATHE’s “Happiness” on ‘The Voice’

A South Jersey teen will sing for Blake Shelton’s team on The Voice this season after wowing the judge at a blind audition that aired this week.

Dawson Coyle, 18, was selected by Shelton after performing “Happiness” by NeedToBreathe, a Christian rock band out of South Carolina. As the Courier-Post notes, Coyle’s audition was just a day after the teen’s family home in Williamstown, New Jersey burned down, prompting him and his family to move in with his grandparents.

“As I was singing, I was going through my head, ‘I’m content with going home.’ I was giving myself a pep talk as I was singing, ‘I’m good with going home now,’” Coyle, a Christian singer-songwriter, said in his Courier-Post interview. “Once he turned, it was just the most relieving and exciting and stressful moment of my life. I don’t want to change a thing. It was amazing”

Shelton told Coyle that he selected him because of the “absolute passion” in his voice, and personal energy he appeared to “pour into [his] performance.”

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SOURCE:, Nick Vadala