‘The Voice’ Production Stops After Wendy Moten Takes a Scary Fall Following Performance with Blake Shelton

Moments after Team Blake contestants Wendy Moten, Lana Scott, and Paris Winningham advanced to the Top 10 on The Voice,…

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Lauren Jo Black

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November 23, 2021

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Moments after Team Blake contestants Wendy Moten, Lana Scott, and Paris Winningham advanced to the Top 10 on The Voice, Moten took a scary fall on stage that brought production to a halt. 

Moten had just wrapped her performance of the Four Tops’ hit, “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)” with coach Blake Shelton and fellow Team Blake members Scott and Winningham when she tripped over a monitor on stage as she exited. 

Moten fell face-first onto the stage and her feet went into the air. 

Wendy Moten Fall, The Voice
Wendy Moten Fall, The Voice

“Everything okay on stage,” host Carson Daly said with a concerned looked on his face. “Everything alright?”

Shelton and ‘Voice’ producers rushed to the stage to assist the Top 10 finalist, who appeared to be distraught after her fall.

“Just a quick second, we just had somebody fall,” Daly told viewers. “We have some people coming to help now.”

Moten’s coach, producers and fellow contestant Winningham were then seen assisting Moten as she exited the stage to a roaring applause and one fan shouting “we love you, Wendy.”

The show then cut to a commercial break, leaving fans wondering if Moten is okay.

Wendy Moten, Carly Daly
Wendy Moten, Carly Daly

When The Voice returned, Daly appeared on the screen with Moten by his side.

“Most importantly, we’ve got Wendy Moten here, who scared us all with that mishap on stage,” he said. “We’ve never had anything like that happen, are you okay?”

“Yes, I’m okay, I’m a little bruised, but I’m still ready to go,” Moten said as Daly added, “Well, we’re so glad that you’re okay.”

The three remaining Team Blake contestants have advanced to the next round and will appear on The Voice on Monday, November 29.

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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.