In the seventh round of blind auditions, Yvonne Catterfeld was astonished. In order to run in his team, he spoke a provocative spell that caused great confusion.
The path to the "Voice of Germany" stage was probably not as long and difficult for any candidate as for Abdullah Azad. The 18-year-old man escaped from Iraq to Austria with his brother and has an important blind audition mission: "I want to show that not all refugees are bad, many just want peace," he said before his performance.
In the studio of The Voice, he performed the song "Naked" by James Arthur. The performance was authentic, full of emotions and associated with a certain tension in the room. Later he discovered: "I was thinking about my past and I just sang." Iraq succeeded because he managed to persuade two coaches.
Yvonne Catterfeld and Mark Forster pressed the buzzer. According to the song's title, Yvonne tried to get a candidate in his team with unusual arguments: "You sang" I'm naked here, I'm naked in front of you. " Candidate Abdullah smiled embarrassed for this statement, Mark Forster considered it dishonest: "You can not say I'm naked before you and then you will definitely join your team." Yvonne had to clarify: "It's not naked in that sense, I mean, I mean, I'm telling you my weaknesses, my insecurities, my doubts, because I think you're stopping."
Abdullah's decision was not surprising to other members of the jury. He went to Yvonne and touched the show. "I can be proud of myself, I will never forget this moment." The audience is certainly not so fast.