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Local Teacher Sings His Way into “The Voice’ Auditions

"It feels like a dream, like being on American Idol singing in front of judges that I never met before,” said Robinson.

WHAG NEWS - Teacher Christian Robinson sits in his office singing his own rendition of Blackbird by the Beatles.

It is the same song he sang when he auditioned for the first and second round of NBC's “The Voice”.

"It feels like a dream, like being on American Idol singing in front of judges that I never met before,” said Robinson.

It wasn't until last year when he started performing in his hometown that others started to notice.

“And it wasn't until then some people started to come up to me and say you should try out for Idol or The Voice, or something you can really swing it,” said Robinson.

So he says he took the chance went to open calls. He was called back and drove to Philadelphia for the second round. He was one of less than 30 people.  

“It was out of my comfort zone for sure. Something I have never done before. It was a really cool experience,” said Robinson.

Christian didn't make it to the next round but he says that is he is okay, because his real passion is being at school and teaching his students.

The 23-year-old from BuffaloNew York says he is right where he belongs.

"But I mean that is what I dreamed of doing back in high school; going to school, getting a degree and teaching high school band,” said Robinson.

And his students say he is changing things up for the better.

“I think he is a great teacher,” said Cheyenne Jeffries. “He is new, fresh and adds a little flavor to the band."

But Christian says he won’t give up performing because he wants it to motivate his students.

“Play guitar or showing what I’m teaching in playing that so I would say ultimately it all comes down to teaching,” said Robinson.






 




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