It’s hard not to pull for a dark horse, especially when the person in question sings the theme to The Jeffersons (‘Movin’ On Up’) during The Voice’s blind round.
Still I wasn’t sold on Cole Vosbury as one of this season’s main contenders on the show, especially since a soft spoken man with a guitar may get lost in a crowd of powerhouse singers.
Paired in last night’s knockout rounds with military vet Jonny Gray, the Team Cee Lo members gave it all, with Gray belting out a rendition of ‘We Can Work It Out.’ It was Vosbury’s subtle and stirring version of Passenger’s ‘Let Her Go’ which was served as Monday night’s most memorable performance.
When Cee Lo Green picked Gray, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine jumped on the chance to steal Vosbury and send him through to the live rounds. Shelton made an unexpected move earlier in the show by choosing Nic Hawk over early favorite Holly Henry (she delivered a stunning blind round performance of ‘The Scientist’), but Hawk’s sheer likability and stage presence could send him deep into the competition.
Levine and Shelton’s spirited battle to land Vosbury was a close call, but Shelton’s offer to help the artist nurture his creative path was too hard for Vosbury to pass up, and now the singer is part of Team Blake.
Shelton’s country roots should merge well with the Shreveport native’s own aesthetic, and hopefully their collaboration will yield a few first rate country & blues efforts.
As for the live rounds, Vosbury is coming with a head of steam thanks to the success of Monday night. His version of ‘Let Her Go’ is currently at #13 on the iTunes singles pop chart.
Another episode of the knockout rounds of The Voice airs tonight (NBC, 9 pm et/pt)
To check out Vosbury’s take on Passenger’s ‘Let Her Go,’ click on the video below:
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