There was serious purpose behind 18-year-old Okulaja’s Blind Audition, and his message impressed the Coaches in a big way. His original take on Billie Eilish’s ‘Everything I Wanted’ re-versioned with his own lyrics gave Okulaja the first spot in Team Will.
Okulaja held his own in the Battles to take on Janel Antoneshia. The pair brought power to their performance of Nas featuring Lauryn Hill’s ‘If I Ruled The World’, adding their own lyrics and undeniable presence.
It was the ultimate comeback for Okulaja who was thrown a lifeline and made sure he came out fighting. The 18-year-old included more impressive original lyrics in his version of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’s ‘Can’t Hold Us’, leaving us with no doubt about this man’s message!
And it did the trick, as Will picked an emotional Okulaja to stay in the competition!
Okulaja made it the Live Final and finished with his head held high after making his family proud with his last performances.