Charlie Pittman Sings For Late Father On The Voice In Heartfelt Audition On “How Do I Say Goodbye”

Charlie Pittman bared his soul on The Voice Australia when he sang for his late father on Dean Lewis’s “How Do I Say Goodbye”. The 25-year-old baritone really put his heart into the performance while singing over a lone piano backing. He poured out his feelings into the song, and the tune was an excellent vehicle for Pittman to showcase his unique voice. He began with a buttery low register, and built up through the song to some immaculate falsetto high notes that blew the judges away.

Pittman has a very distinctive tone, and his ability to work throughout his entire range in such a compelling way made him stand out from the pack in a big way. As Pittman’s proud family watched on, Jessica Mauboy was the first judge to turn her chair for the singer as he hit the chorus. When the 25-year-old sang a smooth falsetto high note shortly thereafter, Guy Sebastian had heard enough and joined team Pittman by turning his chair. Jason Derulo turned his chair soon after as well.

Pittman lives in Holbrook, Suffolk, but described himself as “originally from Sydney” on The Voice. He said that he was born in Australia to an Australian father and English mother, and had grown up mostly in the UK. On the show, he revealed his inspiration for singing “How Do I Say Goodbye,” saying, “In May 2020, my dad was diagnosed with advanced bowel cancer that had spread to his liver.” He subsequently passed away a month before Pittman auditioned on the show.

Sebastian made a big pitch to Pittman to get him on his team, saying, “Charlie, that was just such a great audition. I can tell that you’ve done this for a while, just in the way that you’re so effortlessly flicking between your falsetto, and the way that you’re really feeling the lyric.” Pittman subsequently chose Sebastian as his coach. A high point in Pittman’s journey on The Voice was his finals performance, where Sebastian joined him to sing “Torn”.

Fans at home were impressed with Pittman, and added comments such as “Not only is Charlie extremely talented, he conducts himself as a gentleman” and “His storytelling through his voice is just incredible. His voice is so emotive and he knows exactly what he’s doing with it. So much talent, it’s insane. Such a shame he didn’t win but I can’t wait to see what he does in the future!”

If you want to follow more of Charlie Pittman’s musical journey, be sure to stay updated on his Facebook page. You can also check out his captivating performances and behind-the-scenes moments on his Instagram account.

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