Blake Shelton Calls Upon Country Fans To Vote For Taryn Papa Following Powerful Faith Hill Cover

The Voice Knockouts closed on Tuesday evening with a four-way Knockout between Team Blake’s Taryn Papa, Team Kelly’s Ryan Gallagher, Team…


Lauren Jo Black

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November 24, 2020


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Taryn Papa, Blake Shelton; Photos Courtesy The Voice

The Voice Knockouts closed on Tuesday evening with a four-way Knockout between Team Blake’s Taryn Papa, Team Kelly’s Ryan Gallagher, Team Legend’s Julia Cooper and Team Gwen’s Larriah Jackson.

“I don’t know how American is going to decide. We saved all these people. They’re all really good,” John Legend said before the contestants had a chance to perform.

Each of the contestants was previously saved by their coach, and their fate lies within the American public, who will now vote on which contestant they would like to send to the live rounds.

“I saved Taryn because I feel like she could be the one that could fight her way out of this four-way knockout,” Shelton explained.

Papa, who often performs at Shelton’s Ole Red Bar in Nashville, took the stage to perform a powerful rendition of Faith Hill’s “Cry.” Papa showcased her incredible range with her performance, proving once again that she is country through and through.

“She knew she had to swing for the fence…I am cunting on the country music fans out there to get my girl approved for Team Blake,” Shelton pleaded.

Fans can vote now on The Voice App or HERE on the official website. Voting ends on Wednesday at 7 am ET.

The Voice returns to NBC on Monday, November 30 at 8/7 c.

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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.