Watch Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson, Fellow ‘The Voice’ Coaches and Contestants Sing ‘Everyday People’

NBC’s The Voice returned on Monday (May 11) and opened with a star-studded performance of Sly and the Family Stone’s…


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May 11, 2020


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NBC’s The Voice returned on Monday (May 11) and opened with a star-studded performance of Sly and the Family Stone’s “Everyday People” featuring Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas and John Legend as well as the Top 9 contestants.

The clip showcased everyone performing snippets of the song from their homes as well as several The Voice fans from around the country. This week is Fan Week on The Voice and Monday’s episode featured the remaining nine artists performing songs dedicated to their biggest fans, including family members, neighbors, etc.

The Voice will return on Tuesday (May 12) to reveal this season’s top contestants.

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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 and her work being featured on 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.