Last night, 785,000 viewers saw how Fred van Leer was moved to tears by the honesty of Boele (12) in the junior version of I can see your voice. The young singer proudly stated on stage that he likes boys, while presenter Carlo Boszhard, for example, only dared to say that when he was 22. ,,This is going to be very rewarding for you,” said an emotional Fred.
The youth version of the RTL 4 hit stated last night The Voice Kids-winner Silver Metz central. He had to estimate from seven children whether they could sing, without ever having heard them. He received advice from the permanent Dutch celebrity panel, including Fred van Leer.
After the proposal round, together with Edsilia Rombley, he was the only one who believed that the Ariana Grande fan, as Boele (12) was nicknamed, could sing. Marieke Elsinga and Danny de Munck saw in him a fan of Grande, but thought it wouldn’t sound like he would sing along with her. The Ariana fan had to go home first, Silver decided.
That was a wrong guess. Already at the first letter of Lady Gaga’s Million reasons turned out that Boele has a beautiful voice. He has been training it since he was seven. “No, he’s super good! What a talent”, said Marieke bewildered.
Fred had goosebumps high on his arms by now. ,,Insanely sung, really very beautiful”, he said after the performance. ,,It was beautiful; small where it should be small and large where it should be big.”
The boy said that he is indeed a fan of Ariana Grande and likes to visit her concerts with his friends. ,,But nothing else happens, because I like boys, girls are not really my thing”, he added. ,,Well, me too”, Carlo responded. ,,I believe Fred too, but I doubt”, he joked. Van Leer went along with it for a while and said that he also had his doubts, but then became serious.
This touches me, sorry, I’m really getting a bit of a bitch now”, he started. ,,When you’re twelve and have all your opinion so strong… Respect boy. That will benefit you a lot. Really good.” Carlo was also impressed. “It’s great that you have the courage to do that. I was only 22 when I dared to say it. Why do you have the courage to say that now?” he asked.