Mason native, Kings Island performer earns spot on ‘The Voice’

Michael Williams, 18, of Warren County's Mason, was selected by pop star Nick Jonas for "Team Nick" Monday, March 9, 2020, on Season 18 of "The Voice." The show airs at 8 p.m. Mondays on NBC.

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Michael Williams, 18, of Warren County's Mason, was selected by pop star Nick Jonas for "Team Nick" Monday, March 9, 2020, on Season 18 of "The Voice." The show airs at 8 p.m. Mondays on NBC.

An 18-year-old Mason resident secured a spot on “Team Nick” Monday during Season 18 of NBC’s “The Voice.”

Michael Williams did so by singing “You Say” by Lauren Daigle. At the last moment, celebrity judge Nick Jonas pressed his red “I WANT YOU” button to ensure Williams’ place on the singer’s team.

Williams asked for voice lessons for Christmas when he was 6 years old, according to a release from NBC.

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“His parents were surprised by the request since they lived in a small town where their life revolved around sports, but they agreed to pay for the lessons,” NBC said. “Shortly after, Michael got involved in community theater and began performing at local events.”

At 10, Williams was diagnosed with a digestive disease that kept him from playing sports, so he relied on music even more, according to NBC. He is now starting his second year singing at Kings Island and enjoys singing all different genres.

You can check out his blind audition here. "The Voice" airs at 8 p.m. Mondays.

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