Ian Flanigan Secures Spot On ‘The Voice’ Finale With Performance Of Travis Tritt’s ‘Anymore’

Ian Flanigan successfully secured a slot on The Voice finale with a cover of Travis Tritt’s 1991 chart-topper, “Anymore.” The…


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December 8, 2020


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Ian Flanigan successfully secured a slot on The Voice finale with a cover of Travis Tritt’s 1991 chart-topper, “Anymore.”

The Team Blake standout was one of five contestants who performed for a chance to secure an instant save to immediately move on to the finale.

Flanigan’s “Anymore” performance was one of his best this season and followed Monday night’s cover of Sarah McLachlan’s “Angel.” Earlier this season, Flanigan performed covers of artists such as Luke Combs and Bob Dylan.


Coach Blake Shelton admitted that he was a little surprised to see him vying for the instant save for the finale, but shared that he believed America would vote him through.

“I gotta say that part of me is surprised to see you in this position, but part of me is not. You and Jim [Ranger] all season have been kind one-upping each time you perform,” Shelton said. “I feel strongly believe that America loves you and you’re gonna be in the finale.

Shelton went on to compliment Flanigan’s “once in a lifetime voice” and begged America to vote for him.

Prior to learning his fate, Flanigan shared his gratitude for Shelton, telling him, “Blake, I love you man. Thank you for giving me this opportunity.”

Ian Flanigan will advance to next week’s finale alongside fellow Team Blake contestant Jim Ranger.

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 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.