Team Blake’s Ian Flanigan Performs Original New Song ‘Never Learn’ On ‘The Voice’ Finale

The Voice season 19 finale is here! After performing a cover of Jamey Johnson earlier in the show, Ian Flanigan…


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December 14, 2020


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Ian Flanigan; Photo Courtesy The Voice

The Voice season 19 finale is here! After performing a cover of Jamey Johnson earlier in the show, Ian Flanigan took the stage once again with his new original song, “Never Learn.”

The meaningful track was co-written by 2020 BMI Songwriter of the Year Ross Copperman, who admitted he “cried” the first time he heard Flanigan sing.

“Your voice is such a friendly monster,” coach Blake Shelton told Flanigan, who he labeled a “once in a lifetime vocalist” following his blind audition.

The New York native’s performance of the timely tune impressed fans and coaches alike.

“What a great song to choose,” John Legend shared. “I think all the parents out there can relate to that sensibility…”

“Your voice is so majestic and larger than life,” Blake gushed. “It gives you the natural ability that people really listen to what you’re saying, because they want to hear your voice. And it really lends itself to a great song like that.”

Earlier this season, Flanigan performed covers of artists such as Travis Tritt, Luke Combs and Bob Dylan.

Fans can vote for Ian Flanigan 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.

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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.