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San Diego Man Woos Christina Aguilera With His ‘Voice’

Aquile, 24, landed a spot on pop singer Christina Aguilera's team with his smooth vocals during Tuesday night's episode of "The Voice" on NBC.

A San Diego man sang his way onto the team—and into the heart—of pop singer Christina Aguilera during Tuesday night's episode of NBC singing competition The Voice.

Putting his own smooth spin on Elton John's Your Song, 24-year-old Aquile had the show's celebrity judges spinning in their chairs (literally).

"I was drawn to your voice from the second I heard it," Aguilera said after Aquile's blind audition. 

Contestants take the stage as the four celebrity judges—Aguilera, Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine, hip hop star CeeLo Green and country singer Blake Shelton—sit in large red chairs with their backs to the stage. The judges have until the end of the song to hit a red button to spin their chair around, a signal that they want the singer to join their team. 

If more than one judge wants the singer—as was the case for Aquile, who had Aguilera, Levine and Green all turn around—the performer gets to pick. Aguilera made her pitch hard to resist.

"My hunger is strong and I kind of want a private concert to be honest," she said, eventually noting that she was just kidding.

Aquile picked the Grammy Award-winner to be his coach, claiming one of 16 spots on her team. 

During Tuesday night's show—the second in a series of three premiere episodes this week—Aquile tweeted (@aquile), "Wow just watched myself on #TheVoice what a [sic] amazing experience that was!"

The Voice continues with more blind auditions at 8 p.m. Wednesday on NBC. Catch Tuesday's episode online here and learn more about Aquile in his Voice bio.

Jeffrey kaufman September 14, 2012 at 07:45 PM
I didnt hear him last nite, but u can catch him live at CABO BAR AND GRILL IN OCEANSIDE. HE PLAYS THERE ON WEEKENDS

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