This season of NBC’s The Voice has already showcased a lot of great talent during the initial blind auditions. However, few contestants stood out as much as 34-year-old Joseph Bommersbach, who goes by Blind Joe. The North Dakota native blew away the crowd with his rendition of the Steel Drivers’ “If It Hadn’t Been For Love”.
Joe was born completely blind, but has spent his entire life chasing his dream of being a country musician. He’s paid his dues by playing honky tonks over the years, and showed off his skills during the reality competition’s Sept. 22 episode. “I want to be able to take care of my wife and we want to start a family,” Bommersbach explained before heading out on stage.
All four judges turned their chairs for Joe and praised his artistry and ability to convey emotion with each line. Unsurprisingly, country lover Joe chose Blake Shelton as his coach, who made it clear he saw a bright future for the talented man.
“I don’t worry about your future on this show for one freaking second,” Shelton told Bommersbach. “There’s only one Blind Joe in the freaking world.”
Watch Blind Joe’s impressive audition on The Voice.