Aaron Konzelman Joins Team Blake Following Duran Duran Cover On ‘The Voice’

Blake Shelton secured an additional contestant for Team Blake on Tuesday evening (March 2) after an intense battle with fellow…


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March 2, 2021


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Blake Shelton secured an additional contestant for Team Blake on Tuesday evening (March 2) after an intense battle with fellow The Voice coach John Legend. 

Aaron Konzelman, 39, of Waco, Texas, auditioned for the hit NBC show with a cover of Duran Duran’s “Ordinary World.” His performance earned chair turns from Shelton and Legend. 

“We don’t get a lot of artists like you on this show,” Shelton told him, adding, “I’m guessing you perform a lot?”

Konzelman explained that he often performs with his wife and that their music falls within the Americana/ Folk/ Rock genres. 

“I think you and I musically have way more in common than you and John,” the country star went on to explain. “And I think playing it safe on this show is important!”

As Kelly Clarkson encouraged Konzelman to join Team Legend, the R&B singer praised his “infectious” voice, complimenting the “combination of being raspy and angelic at the same time.” 

“Not only can you sing, but you’re a real musician and you come with artistry,” Legend said. 

Shelton continued to try to convince him to join Team Blake and he was ultimately successful Konzelman chose to join his team. 

“You’re welcome to take my bobblehead and put it on your dash,” the “Minimum Wage” singer told him. 

Click above to re-live Aaron Konzelman’s audition. 

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.