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Blake Shelton's Voice Sounds Incredible Singing This Dolly Parton Classic
His country twang was on point! Watch episodes of The Voice on NBC.
Blake Shelton is the king of covering country classics. We've heard him sing Alan Jackson and Elvis Presley during his concerts with performances that would make the icons proud. And in 2015, he did another country star justice during a performance on The Voice.
On a 2015 episode of The Voice, Shelton and Season 9 Artist Emily Ann Roberts performed a gorgeous duet of the hit "Islands in the Stream" by Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers. Watch it here, and prepare to be amazed.
The performance started out with the two holding their microphones while the relaxing instrumentation played in the background. "Baby, when I met you there, was peace unknown. I set out to get you with a fine tooth comb. I was soft inside; there was something going on," Shelton sang in his signature country twang.
"You do something to me that I can't explain; hold me closer, and I feel no pain. Every beat of my heart; we got something going on," Roberts jumped in as the two sang in unison.
"Tender love is blind, it requires a dedication; all this love we feel needs no conversation. We ride it together, 'cause we love one another," they continued in perfect harmony.
"Islands in the stream. That is what we are; no one in between. How can we be wrong? Sail away with me to another world, and we rely on each other, from one lover to another," they both sang the upbeat chorus, swaying to the music.
"I can't live without you if the love was gone. Everything is nothing if you got no one. And you did walk in the night, slowly losing sight of the real thing," Roberts sang in a smooth tone.
Then, Shelton jumped back in with his vocals. "But that won't happen to us and we got no doubt; too deep in love and we got no way out, and the message is clear. This could be the year for the real thing," they both continued while pulling off some subtle riffs.
They then repeated the lyrics to the bridge and the chorus while they walked off the stage and entered the crowd, who were all cheering in excitement. When the performance was over, Shelton and Roberts embraced in a hug.