An aspiring singer on Monday’s edition of “The Voice” earned as many accolades for his soaring vocals as he did for his uncanny resemblance to one of Hollywood’s biggest movie stars.
Taking to the stage, 35-year-old Boston resident Steve Memmolo delivered a smooth, silky cover of Classics IV’s 1967 hit “Spooky”, with the coaches shocked by what they saw when they finally turned their chairs around.
“Oh my gosh – you’re white!” declared Kelly Clarkson. “Like, I didn’t see that coming! Holy… wow!”
Her fellow coach Adam Levine, however, noticed something even more pronounced about the singer’s appearance.
“I swear it would be as if Ben Affleck could sing like Aretha Franklin,” marvelled the Maroon 5 frontman.
“Ain’t it strange?” piped in Jennifer Hudson.
“I mean, you look actually a lot like Ben Affleck,” added Levine.
“I’ve been told. A couple times… today,” Memmolo, 35, responded.
“I just really want you to go, ‘I’m Batman,'” quipped Clarkson, leading the judges into a way out-of-left-field debate about whether Affleck or Michael Keaton made a better Dark Knight until Levine pointed out that Memmolo “really isn’t Ben Affleck so he’s not going to be that upset about it.”