Team Blake fan-favorite Jim Ranger covered Tim McGraw’s “Humble and Kind” during The Voice Knockouts on Monday evening (Nov. 23).
Prior to his outstanding performance, Ranger explained his family’s connection to the song and shared that he chose to perform the Grammy-winning tune for his children.
“I want to make them proud. My kids, they love this song,” he said.
Usher, this season’s Mega Mentor, was quick to compliment Ranger’s song choice, telling him, “It’s something that I would want to remind my kids about life.”
After Ranger’s practice session, Usher told him he was “limitless as a vocalist,” while Shelton complimented his range.
“Winning this knockout would send such a huge message to my kids.
Ranger faced off against fellow Team Blake contestant Jus Jon.
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Jim, I thought that was a lovely, lovely song to choose,” John Legend told him
Gwen Stefani had nothing but great things to say about Ranger as well.
“I am such a major fan of you. You just shine so bright,” she said. “I just feel like you could win this show.”
“Song selection was really key in this environment,” Kelly Clarkson added.
Ranger got emotional after his performance.
“This is a generational song that you pass down,” he told the coaches. “More than anything, I want people to be nice humans.”
Blake Shelton had a difficult decision to make.
“This is one of the toughest knockout pairings that I have had in a while,” he admitted. “The winner of this knockout is Jim.”
Click above to watch Jim Ranger perform “Humble and Kind.”