NBC’s The Voice Blind Auditions concluded Monday night (March 16), with coaches Blake Shelton, Nick Jonas, Kelly Clarkson and John Legend making the final selections for their Season 18 teams.
With very limited slots remaining on their respective teams, the coaches were forced to be extremely selective on which artists earned a chair turn.
However, 29-year-old Alabama native Cam Spinks performed such an impressive rendition of Pat Green’s 2003 hit “Wave on Wave,” that it earned him chair turns from coaches Blake Shelton and Kelly Clarkson.
“The kind of country music that I love and I grew up on is the vibe you just gave me, It’s a little bit rock n’ roll, it’s a little country, but it’s like storytelling.” Clarkson boasted of Spinks blind audition. “You got the Travis Tritt kind of growl thing going on, I love that, and I feel like it’s missing in country music.”
“I hear a lot of elements in your voice that I love,” Shelton adds. “You’re in a different area, maybe more of what Luke Combs is doing. There’s just different lanes of country music, and I think you need a coach that can identify what those lanes are.”
“I worked with a lot of country singers.” Shelton continued. “I’ve brought a pile of them to the finale and I’d be proud to be your coach through this thing.”
Spinks thought it over and ultimately chose Shelton as his coach over Clarkson.
The Battle Rounds begin next week, with Bebe Rexha, Dua Lipa, Ella Mai and the Jonas Brothers joining as team advisers.
NBC’s The Voice airs every Monday night at 8:00 P.M. ET.