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The One Performance From The Voice Chance the Rapper is Still Thinking About

Plus, Chance The Rapper reveals the wisdom Blake Shelton gave him as he exits The Voice after Season 23. 

By Caitlin Schunn

Chance the Rapper recently took the stage at The Voice during the live Semi-Final Top 8 with three of his former team members, including Manasseh Samone, to sing “Same Drugs.” And though she was eliminated from the show, the Coach said he still can’t get over one of her performances: when she was teamed up with trio Sorelle during a fierce Battle Round for Adele’s “Someone Like You.”

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“That was the first time I got to do an arrangement on the show and really dive into it and do the vocal splits and you know, try and make something that sounds different or new,” Chance told NBC Insider. “And it was so well-received and the girls killed it. And Manasseh really in a lot of ways carried that performance. But she’s just fire. She’s just fire all around.”

The performance had Coach Kelly Clarkson on her feet mid-way through the song, and veteran Coach Blake Shelton was so impressed, he said it was “hard to believe that was live.”

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Of Chance’s arrangement, Clarkson remarked, “No one’s heard that song like that. That was really cool.”

It was a performance that caused Chance to use his only Playoff Pass to send Samone directly to the Playoff Round, and skip the Knockout Round.

Team Chance’s Ray Uriel’s version of “Essence” by Whizkid ft. Tems during the Playoff Round was another memorable moment for the rapper this season.

“That’s like my favorite arrangement on the show to be honest, this season,” he told NBC Insider. “I think it really doesn’t get better than that.”

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The first-time Coach on The Voice shared he’s been impressed with how much fun he’s having on the show.

“It’s a lot of opportunities to arrange, to do new cool covers basically with amazing vocalists and amazing recording artists,” Chance said. “To flip songs that you love and that the Artists love, to be something new and reimagined.”

He said he’s also learned a lot of lessons from veteran Coach Blake Shelton, who’s leaving the show after 23 seasons.

“Blake will make a joke out of literally anything,” Chance told NBC Insider. “I’ve realized that he does it because it makes him enjoy whatever he’s doing, and I think, you know, if you come to any space thinking of it as a job, then you’re working, but if you think of it as an opportunity then it’s something that’s fun. Then you’re just living and just living life. I feel like that’s what he does very well — Blake is just living.”

- Reporting by Tara Bennett