‘The Voice’ Contestant Ben Allen Performs Luke Combs Hit Prompting Gwen Stefani To Steal Him From Team Blake
Country hopeful Ben Allen took the stage during Tuesday’s The Voice Knockouts to perform one of Luke Combs’ biggest hits….
Ben Allen, Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton; Photos Courtesy NBC
Country hopeful Ben Allen took the stage during Tuesday’s The Voice Knockouts to perform one of Luke Combs’ biggest hits.
After wowing with a Brooks & Dunn classic during his audition, Allen performed “She Got the Best of Me” with hopes to advance to the next round of the competition.
“Your knockout was a 10 out of 10 on the country scale,” coach Blake Shelton shared with Allen on social media following his performance.
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“Ben, you’re so good and you’ve been so good every round. It’s consistently so good,” Legend complimented, while also applauding Team Blake’s Worth the Wait on their performance of Tanya Tucker’s “Delta Dawn.”
“Ben, that was my favorite of your performances,” Gwen Stefani told him. “It was like wow, he’s really, really good.”
Shelton complimented his “classic country voice” and told him, “You just knock it right out of the park every time.”
The winner, however, was Worth the Wait, but that wasn’t the end of the road for Ben Allen.
In an interesting turn of events, Stefani used her steal to bring Allen over to Team Gwen.
“I’m so excited to have country on my team,” she said. “I’m on country radio right now with Blake Shelton so this just feels right.”
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“She Got the Best of Me” was co-written by Combs alongside Rob Snyder and Channing Wilson. The track was released as the fourth single from Combs’ 2017 debut album, This One’s For You.
Lauren Jo Black
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.