New Haven native nails his audition on ‘The Voice’

A 16-year-old New Haven native nailed his audition on NBC’s “The Voice” last month.

Avery Wilson, who currently resides in Hamden, impressed judges with his rendition of David Guetta’s “Without You.”

“Damn, I’m astonished,” judge Adam Levine gushed. “I’ve gotta have you. You need to pick me.”

Cee-Lo went even further in his praise of the singer.

“It is by the grace of God that you have come” on the show, he said. “Regardless of who you pick, you deserve to be on this show, you deserve to be heard, you deserve to be a success, you deserve to be a star.”

After listening to pitches from all four judges (including Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton), Wilson chose to join Green’s team.

Although the new season of “The Voice” has just gotten underway, Wilson may very well follow in the footsteps of another Connecticut resident — Stratford native Javier Colon, who won the first season of the TV singing competition last year.

Scott Gargan