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Alexa Wildish’s “Goosebumps-y” 4-Chair Audition Had All the Coaches “Mesmerized”

Alexa Wildish's performance of Fleetwood Mac’s “Songbird” had all the Coaches interested — especially Niall Horan.

By James Grebey

Performing on a big stage can be a little bit intimidating. Even Reba McEntire has had trouble hitting the right notes due to nerves, as she recalled during the Season 24 premiere of The Voice on Monday. So, McEntire was understanding — as were the three other Coaches — when Alexa Wildish had some minor pitch issues during her Blind Audition. Because E\even with those, her performance of Fleetwood Mac’s “Songbird” was a Four-Chair Turn moment that gave at least one Coach “goosebumps.”

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The 34-year-old Wildish has a fitting last name, as the singer-songwriter explained that she spent pretty much all of 2021 living in a van and connecting with the outdoors. “That was incredible for me, just going and living in nature, and I feel like trees helped me to write songs,” she said ahead of her Audition. 

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Going into the Blind Audition, Wildish said she wanted to work with McEntire and that she'd selected “Songbird” because the Rumours track is about “universal love.”

Alexa Wildish sings Fleetwood Mac’s “Songbird” on The Voice Season 24 Blind Auditions

Alexa Wildish performs onstage during the Season 24 premiere of The Voice

Within moments of starting her performance, it was clear the Coaches loved it. McEntire, John Legend, and Niall Horan, all slammed the button and turned their chairs around at almost exactly the same time. Gwen Stefani joined them a little bit later. 

“The way you sing, it sounds like you’re a songwriter,” Stefani accurately said when she was making her pitch to be Wildish's Coach.

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Although Legend said he really wanted to win again with Wildish — and although Wildish originally said she wanted to work with McEntire — she ultimately went with Horan, who “got goosebumps” from her performance.

But how far will Wildish go? Find out by watching The Voice Mondays and Tuesdays at 8/7c on NBC and next day on Peacock