Talk about some great vocals!! "The Voice" battles for season 21 have started, and let me tell you, Kinsey Rose is quickly turning into my favorite singer! During this weekend's episode, the battle featured Girl Named Tom and Kinsey Rose, as they sang the Eagles' "Seven Bridges Road." The group and Rose quickly rose to the stage all part of Team Kelly. Seven Bridges Road" was originally written and recorded by country artist Steve Young.
Before the contestants could share their epic performance, Clarkson revealed the reason why she put them together. She stated, "I paired Girl Named Tom and Kinsey Rose because I know Kinsey's country, and I knew they liked James Taylor. I thought, 'Let's just find something we can do in the middle,' and 'Seven Bridges Road' was kind of a perfect song by the Eagles.'"
Safe to say that one's onstage all of four singers prove how great they were with the sibling trio from Ohio stacking their harmonies in the opening lyrics. That's when Rose busted out her acoustic guitar, while dressed in white, blending her own vocals, and sang into the verse following the group. Safe to say all of the coaches were shocked by the vocals, which made it even more difficult for Clarkston to pick which of the artists would advance in The Knockout rounds competition.
After their performance, the "Since You've Been Gone Singer" explained, "I'm so proud to say that you're both on my team. It's just a special thing for me. Girl Named Tom, I have heard you all in rehearsals. I have heard each of you sing. You're incredible. And, Kinsey, you're the kind of country singer that I love, and no one is like you on this show. Okay, we're getting in there. This whole thing is about strategy sometimes, so we're just getting in there."
Ultimately, "The Voice" coach chose a Girl Named Tom to stay on her team, but that wasn't the end of the road for Rose just yet. Having "steal" and "Save" left, Clarkson ultimately offered Rose her "Steal." But, all four coaches quickly tried to steal Rose for their own team, with the expectation of newcomer coach Ariana Grande, who quickly used her save to win over Rose. Although she stated she wanted all of the coaches, Rose ultimately ended up picking Clarkson again, saying that she was the one who saved her twice.
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Editors Note: This article was originally published on September 21, 2021. It was updated on October 12, 2021, after the first set of Live Battle Rounds took place.
Holy moly, talk about an epic premiere of The Voice Season 21. Singer Kinsey Rose performed The Chicks' 1999 hit "Cowboy Take Me Away" during the Blind Auditions and let's just say she definitely blew the audience and the coaches away. Sporting a red jacket and white fringe with cowboy boots, Rose called her audition a "dream come true."
As soon as she started singing, she received a chair turn from judge Kelly Clarkson, who immediately went into strategy mode, blocking Blake Shelton. As Rose gets into the chorus, Ariana Grande is seen singing along, as the country singer asks "You think she blocked me?," referring to Clarkson. To which she answered, "No.'' But oh boy, was he wrong. As he turns the chair, he immediately looks on the floor to see she had indeed blocked the country singer.
After her audition, Clarkson spoke to the voice auditioner, saying, "Here's the thing, you were singing The Chicks. I grew up on their record, I love them. I was singing every word with you. I liked you so much that I used my only block." To which Rose replies, "I'm glad you really wanted me"
To explain why the other coaches, Grande and John Legend, didn't turn around, Grande stated,'' Kinsey, I didn't turn but I did love the performance. You were fantastic and I feel like this is the right thing." Legend offered Rose some minor critique, telling her she was "a little pitchy." Thanking him for his critique, she ultimately landed on Team Kelly.
"I'm so stoked to work with you," Clarkson told the singer.
In case you're wondering about the contestant's background, the Nashville resident began playing guitar and piano when she was 10 and majored in music while in college. She also revealed that she once recorded a song with Vince Gill.
If you want to watch the rest of the auditions, tune into The Voice on Tuesday, September 21 at 8/7 on NBC.