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Billy Gilman turns all four chairs on NBC’s 'The Voice'

Hope Valley's Billy Gilman performs on NBC's "The Voice," Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016.

Hope Valley's Billy Gilman is trying to jump-start his career by auditioning on the NBC talent show "The Voice."

Gilman became a country music star in 2000 at the age of 11 with the single "One Voice." The song became a Top 20 country hit, and the album went double platinum.

He took time off from singing after a second album in 2001 as his voice began to change.

But now he’s back in the limelight, as all four coaches on the popular reality singing competition turned their chairs during the former child star’s audition of Adele's "When We Were Young" Tuesday night.

“To finally stand here and be amongst you, truthfully, is such an honor,” Gilman said following his performance.

After a brief debate, Gilman selected Adam Levine, who is the lead singer of the band Maroon 5, as his coach.

“Billy Gilman could win ‘The Voice.’ I truly believe that,” Levine said. “He’s got an incredible voice.”

Gilman, who released three more albums between 2003 and 2006, and several more singles after that, is trying to make a comeback with a more pop vocalist style.

“Oh my God. I’m shaking,” Gilman said on the show. “This is the most validating thing I think I could ever, ever have. I swear.”

NBC 10 News attended a viewing party with Gilman and his loved ones in Westerly. Gilman thanked them for always being by his side.

"They've seen some dark moments and they were my strength when I had none,” he said.

Ahead of his audition, Gilman took to Facebook to express gratitude to fans who supported him through the years.

“Love you all and I thank you for sticking by me when a lot of people left,” he wrote. “I know (there will be) be negativity and people not thinking I deserve a second chance. That will only make me more humbled and grateful at what this amazing show and all of you will enable. Never give up never stop dreaming and never stop being you.”


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