The Voice contestant Adam Wakefield may not have won the top spot on the show, but his rendition of Vince Gill’s “When I Call Your Name” during the series finale still won him plenty of fans.
“When I Call Your Name” is a classic Gill song that hit No. 2 on the Billboard Country Singles chart after its release in 1990 and featured Patty Loveless on back-up vocals. It was a perfect pick for Wakefield, whose voice exudes classic country and has eery similarities to Travis Tritt.
For the performance, Wakefield sat at a piano set center-stage under a chandelier, donning his signature hat. There was just a single violin player in the background as he sang an unembellished and powerful rendition of the song. He hit every note with ease through the emotional and heartfelt rendition.
His coach, Blake Shelton, was obviously wowed as he looked over at his fellow judges with a smile of excitement during the performance. Wakefield received a well-deserved standing ovation from all four of the judges, including Christina Aguilera, who praised his vocal abilities. “Your runs are so impressive to me,” she exclaimed. “They are so accurate and insane.”
Wakefield’s cover of “When I Call Your Name” has already made it into the top 10 on the iTunes charts, and his original song, “Lonesome Broken and Blue,” has just hit No. 1.