Ben Allen Exudes Confidence With Cover Of Matt Stell’s ‘Prayed For You’ On ‘The Voice’

Ben Allen took to The Voice stage on Monday evening with a cover of Matt Stell’s “Prayed For You,” hoping…


Lauren Jo Black

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December 8, 2020


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Ben Allen took to The Voice stage on Monday evening with a cover of Matt Stell’s “Prayed For You,” hoping to secure an instant save to move on to next week’s finale.

Exuding confidence, Allen worked the entire stage throughout his performance. His song selection was spot-on as it showcased a different side of the country contestant.

“Wow, Ben. That was beautiful I love that song. I could see that as your song, doing stuff like that it’s gonna be perfect,” coach Gwen Stefani gushed.

“Tonight, you showed us this other side to you,” she went on to say. “You’re so classic, yet so current.”

Stefani begged viewers to “please vote this country artist through.”

Earlier in the show, Allen opened up about the advice Stefani has given him throughout the competition.

“The confidence that you showed in me, that’s something I will take with me for the rest of my life,” he said.

If voted through, Ben Allen will compete during next week’s The Voice finale.

The Voice returns on Monday, December 14 at 8/7c on NBC.

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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 and her work being featured on 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.