Blake Shelton Super Fan Auditions For ‘The Voice,’ Shelton Regrets Not Turning Chair

“If she did her research about me, she knows I screw up a lot,” Shelton joked.


Lauren Jo Black

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March 15, 2021


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15-year-old Rachel Mac turned heads with a Patty Griffin cover during the latest rounds of blind auditions on Monday (March 15).

The Michigan native shared a soaring rendition of Griffin’s “Let Him Fly” and earned a chair turn from Nick Jonas almost immediately. Jonas was the only coach to turn his chair, so she defaulted to his team, however, Blake Shelton shared that he had other plans for Mac in the future, especially after he saw her reaction when she saw him from across the stage.

Clearly about to lose her cool over the sight of Shelton, Mac gushed, “Oh my gosh, I love Blake Shelton so much! I am sorry Nick.” 

She went on to reveal that her 5th-grade project was centered around Shelton.

“What’s not to love about Blake Shelton,” Mac excitedly shared when John Legend asked what she loves about Blake. 

Mac’s 5th-grade presentation then appeared on the screen as Shelton grinned from ear-to-ear pointing at the photos above. 

“Rachel, you have literally made my week, thank you so much,” the Oklahoma native told her. “And I’m going to be keeping my eye on you, cause I know Nick is going to screw up here and I’m gonna get a chance to get you on the team that you belong on.”

“You are ahead of the game at 15, you have an amazing tone, you’re such a light, your spirit is just so beautiful,” Kelly Clarkson praised. 

“Rachel is an exciting vocalist because she can kind of do anything,” Jonas added.

Shelton realized he made have made a huge mistake, but promised to try to get her back later in the season. 

“I will probably never get over the fact that I didn’t turn for Rachel, but I will probably get her back later in the show,” Shelton said.

The Voice airs Mondays and Tuesdays 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.