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Voice Contestant Wows Judges With ‘Angel From Montgomery’

 

During this week’s blind auditions for The VoiceBlake Shelton’s team gained another talented musician with the addition of country hopeful Krista Hughes.

The talented performer hails from rural West Virginia and cites classic country artists like George Jones and Merle Haggard as her musical influences.

Hughes provided a stirring performance of “Angel From Montgomery”, a track originally written by John Prine and later made famous by Bonnie Raitt. Her rich and mature voice instantly gained the attention of all four judges, who fiercely battled for Hughes’ vote.

Judge Gwen Stefani called her a “beautiful, honest, natural talent,” but ended up losing out on Hughes to an extremely excited Blake Shelton. “We need her in country music,” Shelton explained after Hughes agreed to join his team. “She’s real good.”

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Voice Contestant Wows Judges With ‘Angel From Montgomery’