A country singer named Tanner Gomes found himself with a three-chair turn on The Voice, but surprisingly, country superstar Blake Shelton did not turn his chair for the country hopeful’s blind audition.
Gomes, who is from Yuma, Arizona and is currently residing in Nashville, performed Dustin Lynch’s breakout hit, “Cowboys and Angels.” Prior to his performance, Gomes got emotional when sharing the heartwrenching story about his mother and her addiction to prescription pills. Thankfully, she’s clean now and Gomes hopes this will be the moment that “turns their life around.”
His performance wow’ed the coaches, even Shelton.
“I think you’re a great singer. I already have a lot of country artists on my team and the best thing for you is to be on a team with no other country artists,” Shelton explained. “There is country artists on Kelly’s team. I don’t think there’s any country artist on John or Gwen’s team. That’s an interesting fact that you need to know about. I stayed out of it because I am looking out for you.”
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Gwen Stefani attempted to use her newly-found country cred to coerce him to join her team. “In the last five years, I’ve learned so much about country music. I feel like it’s this new chapter of my life and I think I can help you,” she told him.
“You have such a rich baritone…such great presence and your hat is super cool,” Legend said.
Kelly Clarkson was last to plead her case, telling him, “I turned light years before the others. I love old school country. That’s my favorite kind. Your voice sounds like everything I loved about ’80s and ’90s country.”
She continued to try to convince him to join, promising, “I can get you to the finale.”
Gomes ultimately decided to join Team Kelly.
Watch his performance above.