Bellmartin might release an album and perform live at Amsterdam’s Ziggo Dome after winning the season. He has been the clear favorite since the beginning of the year.
In his audition, Bellmartin sang James Brown’s “It’s a Man’s World,” impressing all the judges who turned around.
A 2.5-minute video shows Jimi Bellmartin singing “Stand By Me” by Ben E. King in The Voice Senior’s final. The song is powerful, especially the chorus “stand by me,” and he sings it incredibly well. It’s really touching.
Bellmartin came to Holland when he was just a year old and grew up in Vught. He has been singing his whole life, performing at festivals and supporting famous singers like Percy Sledge, Lou Rawls, Eric Burdon, and The Trammps.
Having traveled extensively for years, Bellmartin showcased his talent to a diverse audience. His performance of “Loving Someone” to win the RTL talent competition was watched by over two million viewers. He received guidance from Gordon and Gerard Joling.
Bellmartin’s first song, “This is My Love Song,” was released in 1970. He became the lead singer of the funk ensemble The Soul Snatchers in 2007. His rendition of “Stand By Me” on The Voice is particularly memorable due to his unique soulful voice.