It’s true what they say: talent really does run in the family. At least that’s the way it seems on The Voice lately. Between Vicky Jones, the sister of McFly’s Danny Jones, Adele‘s cousin Georgia Harrup and Candice Cameron Bure‘s daughter Natasha Bure all landing auditions on the show in the past, we’re all very well aware that awesome voices and pure old talent can pop up more than once in a genealogy line.
So it’s not totally surprising that another famous connection surfaced in last night’s blind audition episode of the singing competition show.
Jack Cassidy, who just so happens to be David Cassidy‘s nephew and the grandson of The Partridge Family‘s Shirley Jones, auditioned on Monday night and he got at least 50 per cent of the coaches excited. He sang the 1995 hit “One of Us” by Joan Osborne, a fitting title given that as Jack was growing up he turned to religion to help him figure out his path.
“I come from a very musical family,” he said during the audition. “Growing up, everyone was a singer and everyone had their own careers. It’s just been this searching and this struggle to find out who I was.”
We get the appeal of wanting to audition on a show like The Voice, since the coaches have to make up their minds by the voice alone, before ever seeing or knowing who the actual contestant is. Otherwise, to say that having famous relatives could give you a bit of a (potentially undeserved) leg up would be a bit of an understatement.
In the end it was Adam Levine and Alicia Keys who turned their chairs around to discover that not only was Cassidy singing but he was playing the piano too. After the typical banter back and forth between the coaches, Cassidy decided to join Team Alicia, who seemed to appreciate the pianist in him just as much as the singer.
— Jack Cassidy (@jackgcassidy) March 7, 2017
Looks like we’ll be seeing a little more of the singer in the near future — no word on whether his grandmother or uncle will be stopping by to see him perform but you can bet that the show’s producers are already working on it.