Team Blake’s Jim Ranger and Ian Flanigan Advance To Next Round On ‘The Voice’

Team Blake’s Jim Ranger and Ian Flanigan will advance to the next round of NBC’s The Voice. The news was…


Lauren Jo Black

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December 1, 2020


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Jim Ranger, Blake Shelton, Ian Flanigan; Photos Courtesy NBC

Team Blake’s Jim Ranger and Ian Flanigan will advance to the next round of NBC’s The Voice.

The news was revealed during the live results show on Tuesday evening, which narrowed the remaining 17 contestants down to just nine.

Standout contestant Ian Flanigan, who has previously wowed viewers with performances of songs like Luke Combs’ “Beautiful Crazy” and Zac Brown Band’s “Colder Weather.”

Next up, Blake Shelton was faced with a tough decision to choose between Jim Ranger, Worth the Wait, Sid Kingsley or Taryn Papa.

“Can I get five minutes on the clock here?” Shelton joked. He went on to compliment each of the remaining contestants.

After admitting making this decision “absolutely sucks,” Shelton made his choice and it was Jim Ranger.

“Jim, my gosh, you literally are one of the greatest vocalists that I have ever worked with,” he gushed.

Jim Ranger and Ian Flanigan will return to The Voice stage next Monday, December 7.

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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.