Being light in the midst of darkness, a pastor stunned the entire jury and audience of the secular TV show “The Voice”.
The wife of the pastor of Cornerstone Church in Mississippi, Todd Tilghman, encouraged him to participate in the show.
“My wife, Brooke, told me I would regret it if I didn’t go. Thank God for her and thank God I changed my mind and decided to go.” The pastor said.
The voice that impressed them all
The jury of the program, John Legend, Nick Jonas, Kelly Clarkson, and Blake Shelton were absolutely impressed with his voice quality.
With the song “We’ve Got Night” by Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet, Tilghman began his performance.
According to the rules of the show, for one of the contestants can move on to the next level, the jury, that doesn’t see the contestant, must turn completely their chairs if they like the performance.
Hearing the first notes of the song in the pastor’s voice, Shelton, Clarkson, and Jonas did not hesitate to give their approval.
The jury did not hesitate to approve their participation in the program
Legend was the last one in turning his chair around. But, as the other members of the jury did, he also ended enjoying the song; while Nick Jonas was standing with evident happiness for this performance.
At the end of the melody, everybody knew Todd was the pastor of a church. Besides, he gave more information about his life; He has 8 children, two of them are adopted, “I am 41 years old and I am from Meridian, Mississippi. I am married for 21 years with my beautiful wife, Brooke. And we have eight children. Two are adopted, ”he told the jury.
Everyone talked about their experiences within the church
The jury immediately felt confident to tell the experiences they had in the church. The first was Nick, who is the son of a pastor. At that moment, he started to share several phrases of praise that he sang with his father when he was a child.
“My most fond memories were with my dad at the piano singing praise and worship songs,” he said and then sang some lines of the Phillips, Craig, and Dean worship group.
“I was at church on Sunday morning, Sunday night, Wednesday night, sometimes Friday night,” Legend said with a smile.
“I love your voice. I love the passion. I love the range. I love how not smooth it is. It gives you something to get ahold of.” Shelton said. Besides, Shelton praised Todd’s voice in which he replied that his congregation has taught him to develop the ability to singing.
Regarding the contest, Tilghman chose Shelton as a coach while his participation in “The Voice”.
His congregation prepared a special meeting to enjoy together the pre-recorded audition of their pastor.