Shaney-Lee Pool, a delightful 7-year-old schoolboy from Bristol, captured the hearts of millions with his charming rendition of “Take Me Home, Country Roads” on The Voice Kids. This heartfelt performance quickly went viral, accumulating a staggering 63 million views. Shaney-Lee’s angelic voice and genuine passion for country music had the audience on their feet, applauding with joy.
Even English pop star Pixie Lott couldn’t resist the magic of Shaney-Lee’s performance. She eagerly turned her chair, securing him a place on the UK show. Shaney-Lee’s love for country music is deeply rooted in his life. Living on a farm near Bristol Airport, he is surrounded by a menagerie of animals, including his faithful companion, Bobby Brown the Shetland pony. In fact, Shaney-Lee even rode Bobby Brown to the studio for his incredible performance.
During his interview for the audition, Shaney-Lee revealed that country and Western music are his main jam. He shared that he had the incredible opportunity to see the legendary Kenny Rogers live just two years prior. It’s undeniable that music flows through Shaney-Lee’s veins. He confessed, “I listen to music on the radio, at my nan’s house, and on YouTube.” His unwavering support system comes from his loving parents, Shane and Tamara. Shane proudly exclaimed, “Whenever Shaney-Lee sings, it does make you very proud. The places we go, the people we see, they always ask him to sing.”
Watch Shaney-Lee’s enchanting performance on YouTube, and prepare to be captivated by his incredible talent and undeniable charisma.