7-year-old Shaney-Lee Pool did the most adorable version of “Take Me Home, Country Roads” on The Voice Kids in a performance that quickly went viral, racking up 63 million views. The Bristol schoolboy quickly had the audience up on their feet with his take on the John Denver classic while singing with a dear, angelic voice.
English pop star Pixie Lott turned her chair for Shaney-Lee at the end of his performance, securing him a place on the UK show. The young singer has a great love for country music, which is perfectly fitting as he lives on a farm near the Bristol Airport, with a huge array of animals including his Shetland pony Bobby Brown, which he rode to the studio in the video.
In the interview for his audition, Shaney-Lee named country and Western music as his main jam and said he’d seen Texas country legend Kenny Rogers live two years prior. Clearly music runs in his blood, as he said: “I listen to music on the radio, at my nan’s house and on YouTube.” Shaney-Lee’s mum and dad Shane and Tamara are his biggest supporters, with Shane saying “whenever Shaney-Lee sings it does make you very proud. The places we go, the people we see, they always ask him to sing.”