‘The Voice’ Contestant Jacquie Roar Earns Rare Four-Chair Turn With Impressive Country Cover
Roar enlisted her young daughter to help choose her coach and decision might shock you.
Jacquie Roar; Photo by: Greg Gayne/NBC
The Voice Blind Auditions continued on Tuesday evening and Jacquie Roar caught the attention of all four superstar coaches with her rousing performance of Gretchen Wilson’s “Here for the Party.”
Stepping onto the stage sporting a white fringe jacket and white bedazzled cowboy boots, Roar gave her blind audition everything she had, leaving the coaches in awe of her vocals talents. She got off to a bit of a rocky start, but by the end, her impressive high notes inspired Niall Horan, John Legend, Reba McEntire and Gwen Stefani to turn their chairs.
The 37-year-old was so into her performance that she ended up losing an earring at the end, prompting laughs from the coaches panel following the rare four-chair turn.
“Here For The Party” Cover
“I’ve heard of dropping the mic but never dropping the earrings,” McEntire quipped.
The Oregon native first garnered praise from the country music icon who shared, I love your outfit. Looks great. And I really like your song choice. I’m very familiar with that. Your range is incredible. I love the low parts and the high parts, and you did a great job!”
Legend was next to address the contestant.
“Be honest, Jacquie. Did you already plan to pick Reba if she turned around for you? Is this just a formality that we’re going through,” he asked.
She quickly responded, “I promised myself I would hear everybody.”
Horan used the opportunity to try to convince her to join Team Niall and said she would be a “showstopper” this season.
“I wanted to hear some dynamic and the minute you came back down and shows that low end of your rock voice, it was like listening to Stevie [Nicks], to Steven Tyler was so good to listen to. The song choices that are in the scope for you are endless,” he said.
Stefani said she related to Jacquie Roar on many levels and used her country cred to persuade her.
“I feel like I’m in this new period of my life where I really learned a lot about country music and fell in love with country music in a way I never thought I would,” she explained. “ I would love for you to be on Team Gwen.”
Finally, it was John Legend’s turn to make his pitch.
Impressive Vocal Range
“I really think you’re going to do really well on the show because your voice is so powerful and you really do have range. You took it up all the way at the end there and the growl and everything, it just showed that you can do so much with that voice,” he complimented. “Congratulations….I would love to work with you.”
Moments before Jacquie made her decision, Reba McEntire got out of her seat with an attempt to make a final plea.
“They really had some good pointers there, but as you can see, I’ve got my award-winning belt buckle here. So you and I are kind of on the same vein of thinking, winning, working together and win this whole sucker. We could do this the whole show!”
Daughter Joined Her On Stage
Her daughter, who was watching from backstage then joined her on stage to help make the decision.
“Gwen,” the young girl shouted.
Her mom confirmed, “We pick Gwen.”
McEntire appeared to be shocked as Stefani ran across the stage to join her new team member.
Season 24 Underway
This blind audition aired during the second night of the official kick-off of Season 24 of The Voice, ushering in the new star-studded panel of coaches, which includes Niall Horan, John Legend, Reba McEntire and Gwen Stefani.
Niall Horan returns for his second consecutive season, alongside Gwen Stefani and John Legend, both of whom have made their comebacks to The Voice following a brief hiatus.
Meanwhile, Reba McEntire is making her debut as a coach on The Voice, replacing Blake Shelton, who announced his decision to step down from the singing competition earlier this year. Shelton appeared on The Voice for a total of 23 Seasons and holds the title of the longest and winningest coach in the history of the show with nine wins.
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.