A new season of 'The Voice' started on Thursday evening with a special premiere: Peter Maffay is a coach for the first time this year and should inspire all age groups in front of the television. Right at the start he succeeds with a spontaneous appearance that even moves a competitor of the 72-year-old to tears.
Among others, the 22-year-old Julian Pförtner tried to win over the coaches (in addition to Maffay, Mark Forster, Rea Garvey and Stefanie Kloß are also there). He brought his grandfather with him to support him, who kept his fingers crossed backstage – and has been a big Peter Maffay fan for many years. 'I think my grandpa is more excited than me,' revealed the talent.
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Julian also seems to have a deep connection to Music by Peter Maffay, because in the past his grandfather often sang 'Nessaja' with him. 'I also get very emotional when it comes to the song. It's awesome that Peter Maffay is there,' said the young singer, who finally 'Shivers' from Ed Sheeran gave the best and was able to convince the coaches. Everyone hit the buzzer to get Julian on their team.
Ironically, Peter Maffay even got enthusiastic after the performance and judged: 'I've had many interesting encounters in 50 years of music. You're the latest one that really fascinates me. Join my team!' The decision was practically made, Julian actually complied with the request of the 'Tabaluga' maker and will now try his luck in the Maffay team.
Before his commitment, however, the candidate insisted on singing 'Nessaja' – and Peter Maffay jumped on it immediately. This is how the touching duet came about, which brought tears to those present in the studio. The culmination: Julian's grandfather also came on stage to join in.Peter Maffay competes in 'The Voice' against Stefanie Kloß, Mark Forster and Rea Garvey. So far he's doing well. Image: ProSieben/SAT.1 / Andre Kowalski
At this point, Stefanie Kloß, who is actually a competitor of Maffay on the show, could not hold back her emotions. 'I have to cry,' she could only say.
In the run-up, there were some doubts that Maffay would fit into the format or that its target group could pick it up. But the first episode with him should have given the right answers.Source: watson.de