Tanner Gomes and Kelly Clarkson Bid a Tearful Goodbye After Forming Unbreakable Bond On ‘The Voice’

Tanner Gomes time on The Voice has officially come to an end. The country contestant was eliminated from the singing…


Lauren Jo Black

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December 1, 2020


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Tanner Gomes, Kelly Clarkson

Tanner Gomes time on The Voice has officially come to an end.

The country contestant was eliminated from the singing competition during Tuesday evening’s results show and things got a bit emotional when he had to say goodbye to his coach Kelly Clarkson.

Gomes elimination came after his performance of Keith Anderson’s 2004 hit, “Pickin’ Wildflowers.” With hopes to secure an instant save and ultimately, a spot in the Top 9, Gomes gave the performance his all and worked the stage with every ounce of energy he had.

“He brings the honky-tonk y’all,” Clarkson gushed.

The superstar went on to plead with viewers to vote.

“I’m so sad if you don’t make it through, you’re so good,” she said, adding, “I love you so much, America please vote him through.”


Prior to learning his fate, a tearful Gomes told Clarkson, “I love you. I love hearing that every time you call me your favorite cowboy…I just love you, I just thank you so much for this opportunity.”

Clarkson promised that their time working together was not over.

“Even if you leave, I cannot wait to work with you after,” she said.

Gomes did not secure the instant win and was sent home.

Tanner Gomes first joined Team Kelly after performing Dustin Lynch’s “Cowboys and Angels” during his blind audition. He went on to cover songs from artists such as Tim McGraw and Luke Combs before departing The Voice.

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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.