The Voice season 11 kicked off on Sept. 19 with two new judges, several incredibly talented singers and plenty of squabbling between Blake Shelton and Adam Levine. The two original judges, notorious for lovingly picking on one another, had to duke it out in the season premiere for Porter, Texas singer Sundance Head. The contestant, clad in a cowboy hat, performed a stunning rendition of Otis Redding’s “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long.”
Head exuded so much soul in his performance and received two chair turns and a standing ovation. Shelton said that he could hear a bit of Travis Tritt, Ronnie Milsap and Chris Stapleton in his voice. In the end, Head chose Shelton as his coach.
Head may look familiar to reality television junkies. He made it into the top 16 on American Idol‘s sixth season in 2007.
The best part of Head’s audition segment was the moment when his two young kids came out on stage and declared that their dad should pick Blake. Poor, Adam!
Sundance Head has music in his blood. His father, Roy Head, was a country rock singer whose song, “Treat Her Right,” hit number 2 on the US Billboard charts in 1962.
We certainly can’t wait to see what else Head will serve up this season on The Voice!