Blake Shelton Claims First Teammate On ‘The Voice,’ Labels Him a ‘Once In a Lifetime Vocalist’

Blake Shelton, Ian Flanigan
Blake Shelton, Ian Flanigan; Photos Courtesy NBC
Blake Shelton, Ian Flanigan
Meet Team Blake's first member: Ian Flanigan. 

Blake Shelton claimed his first The Voice teammate for season 19 on the show’s premiere, welcoming country singer Ian Flanigan to Team Blake.

Flanigan took the stage for his blind audition, performing Zac Brown Band’s 2010 hit, “Colder Weather.”

The 30-year-old contestant shared that he is currently living in a motorhome traveling the countryside with his wife and daughter.

Shelton was the one and only coach to turn their chair for Flanigan, however, the other coaches were very complimentary of his performance.

“Your voice sounds like it’s already on a record, like it’s so beautiful,” complimented Gwen Stefani.

“We’re gonna have a blast, dude,” Shelton excitedly told him after comparing his vocals to Joe Cocker.

The country superstar awarded his first teammate with a life-size Blake Shelton cardboard cutout.

“I got my first artists and I’m feeling a lot better about season 19 now,” Shelton said, adding, “Ian is a once in a lifetime vocalist.”

Fans can follow Ian Flanigan HERE.

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