Team Blake’s Jim Ranger closed out Monday night’s The Voice finale with a BANG.
The pastor from Bakersfield, California performed “With a Little Help From My Friends” and caught the attention of Kelly Clarkson, who couldn’t help but gush over his rendition of the Joe Cocker classic.
“That was your best performance of this show,” Clarkson complimented. “That felt like it could have been your original. It was so well-suited to your voice, to the moment, great job!”
Earlier in the show, Ranger debuted his new original song, “Last,” and unknowingly offered Blake Shelton marriage advice.
“Now I know how to make it last!” Shelton laughed. “Thanks for the advice.”
The superstar went on to compare Ranger to a chart-topping country singer.
“There was a guy in country music named John Berry that we haven’t heard on country radio in a long time and that’s the only other person I can think of that are similar to,” he shared. “If country music ends up being the lane you want to stay in, I know there’s a place for you on country radio.”
Ranger auditioned for The Voice with a cover of Keith Urban’s “Blue Ain’t Your Color” and went on to perform songs by Tim McGraw and Lee Brice throughout the season.
Fans can vote for Jim Ranger by visiting the official The Voice voting website, casting a vote via The Voice‘s official app or voting from their Google Assistant. There is a limit of 10 votes per artist per method.