We first met Anthony Riley in 2010 at Amy and Joe’s wedding where he performed songs by the Temptations, Four Tops, and Michael Jackson alongside the DJ. He put on a killer performance and had all of the guests on their feet.
If Anthony looks or sounds familiar, it’s because he’s also a street performer who has been entertaining Philadelphians with his soulful voice in places like Reading Terminal Market and Rittenhouse Square for years. He was even recently awarded Best Street Performer by Philadelphia Magazine.
We’ve followed his musical journey on Facebook and were so excited when we saw that he would be auditioning on NBC’s “The Voice.” His blind audition, which aired on Tuesday night and can be viewed here, was amazing! He had all four judges push their buttons within the first few seconds of his performance. It was that good! He chose Pharrell as his coach, and we cannot wait to root him on this season! You can download his rendition of James Brown’s “I Got You (I Feel Good)” on iTunes.
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