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Why One of Gwen Stefani's "Favorite" Singers This Season Got No Chair Turns
I" just feel that you need to focus on the tuning, so I want to encourage you to come back here," Stefani told the 19-year-old contestant.
While Colby Cobb's earnest cover "Somebody Else" by The 1975 on Monday night's episode of The Voice wasn't enough to turn any chairs, Coach Gwen Stefani did leave the promising young contestant with a few words of advice and hope.
"You have one of my favorite voices I've heard this season," she said, clearly regretful over the fact that she wasn't able to offer the 19-year-old singer-songwriter a spot on her team. "And I know that sounds weird because I didn't turn around, but your tone and your natural style and instinct is just so, so pretty and beautiful. I just feel that you need to focus on the tuning, so I want to encourage you to come back here."
"Gwen's right. Please come back!" echoed Niall Horan.
"I wish everybody could make it, because you have such courage and ambition," continued Reba. "For you to be up here on this stage, millions of people are gonna see you, they're gonna hear you and they're gonna love you just like we love you. Please come back again!"
McEntire later added: "With Colby, it was unfortunate and I hate that part of the show. There's gotta be No's, of course. Everybody can't make it through, but he had a great voice — it just didn't fit with the rest of my team. I haven't turned in a while, I'm still waiting on that perfect person that's gonna fit in my team [and] round it out."
Watch Colby Cobb's Blind Audition on Season 24 of The Voice
"This opportunity is very important for me because I feel like I am at a crossroads," Cobb said just prior to his performance. "All my life, I just wanted to be a doctor and my main goal was always wanting to help people. But if I can change lives through the songs that I write, that's what I want to do. The Voice can make that possible for me."
Season 23 of The Voice (the final go-around for OG Coach Blake Shelton) is also streaming on Peacock.