NBC’s The Voice returned on Monday evening (Nov. 8) with the first episode of live performances and one contestant who stood out among the rest was Team Blake’s Peedy Chavis.
The 19-year-old Georgia native, who was an Elvis Presley impersonator before auditioning for The Voice, delivered an impressive cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Proud Mary,” and showcased his unmatched stage presence.
“Proud Mary,” which was co-written by Creedence Clearwater Revival’s John Fogerty, was released on the group’s second studio album. The track has been covered by many artists, including Ike and Tina Turner, who won a GRAMMY for their rendition.
His performance thoroughly impressed the coaches, including John Legend, who applauded how he puts his “heart and soul into everything.”
Chavis also found a fan in Blake Shelton’s mother, Dorothy.
“My mom texted me before you sang and said, ‘I’m voting for Peedy,’” the country superstar revealed.
Chavis has been a strong contender from the start, impressing with his performances of Elvis Presley’s “Heartbreak Hotel” during the blind auditions.
At the time, he earned a two-chair turn, from Legend and Shelton, and ultimately decided to join Team Blake after Shelton confessed, “That had me fired the hell up! He literally does the Elvis thing, the hair and everything.”
Chavis was the first to join Team Blake this season.
“He’s got so much confidence on stage, this is huge for The Voice,” Shelton gushed at the time.
The Voice reveals the Top 13 tonight (Nov. 9) at 9/8c on NBC.