‘The Voice’ Contestant Ryan Berg Brings Gwen Stefani To Tears With Drake White Cover

NBC’s The Voice returned on Tuesday (Nov. 17) with the first round of Knockouts and Team Gwen‘s Ryan Berg brought…


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November 17, 2020


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Ryan Berg and Gwen Stefani; Photo Courtesy of NBC

NBC’s The Voice returned on Tuesday (Nov. 17) with the first round of Knockouts and Team Gwen‘s Ryan Berg brought his coach to tears with a country favorite.

The singer took to The Voice stage to sing Drake White’s “Makin’ Me Look Good Again.” His incredible performance earned a standing ovation from all four coaches and Gwen Stefani’s eyes filled with tears.

Berg was up against Payge Turner, who performed Radiohead’s “Creep.”

Prior to taking the stage, the contestants received some much-needed advice from their coach and Mega Mentor, Usher.

Each of the coaches complimented both Berg and Turner, however, only one contestant could move on to the next round.

“The dynamics were perfect,” Kelly Clarkson shared of Berg’s performance.

“This is Urban Cowboy and this is Saturday Night Fever,” Blake Shelton said, comparing the two contestants.

It all came down to Stefani.

“You both deserve to be here,” she said. “The winner of this Knockout is Payge.”

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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 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.