This talented guy sure has great taste in music! This Michigan fourth grader rocked the talent show with a killer rendition of Jerry Lee Lewis‘ smash hit “Great Balls of Fire.” With his spunky stage presence, this kid is definitely going places!
10-year-old Blake James of Kreeger Elementary taught his peers a thing or two when he took the stage for his performance, showing off his insane piano skills in addition to his stellar vocals. Sporting a fiery-red suit, he came in ready to give the audience a show they’d never forget. The multi-talented young artist draws his inspiration from ’60s artists such as Elvis Presley, Hank Williams, and Johnny Cash.
“We went on vacation this summer to Nashville and Graceland, and all the way down to Montgomery, Alabama to visit the Hank Williams Museum,” shared Blake’s mother Jamie with Click On Detroit. “While we were visiting Nashville, they let him play a song at legends corner – it was the highlight of his vacation.”
Miraculously, the talented young artist has never attended a single music lesson. In addition to the piano, Blake plays the drums, guitar, and banjo.
“Great Balls of Fire” is a 1957 hit originally recorded by Lewis, selling one million copies in the first 10 days upon release. The song was incredibly well-received, reaching No.1 on the country charts as well as No.2 on the all-genre Hot 100. It has since gone on to earn titles such as one of the best-selling singles in the U.S. and on Rolling Stone’s “Greatest Songs Of All Time” list.
You can watch Blake’s stellar rendition of the classic tune in the video below.