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Blake Shelton Reveals the One Blind Audition He Still Can't Get Over
"Maybe the best singer that I’ve ever just sat and listened to in a room," the longtime Coach said.
At this point, we all know The Voice is about discovering standout vocal talent—and every so often a singer comes along that catches the Coaches by surprise. In a recent interview with NBC Insider, longtime Coach Blake Shelton revealed his favorite Blind Audition of all-time, and the impact it had on him.
"When I think of one Blind Audition that I was just shocked and amazed, and I still can’t, haven’t gotten over it, it would have to be Wendy Moten," Shelton said of the Season 21 runner-up, who performed "We Can Work It Out" by The Beatles. "It’s still one of the best singers—maybe the best singer that I’ve ever just sat and listened to in a room. It’s just unbelievable." Blake was the first Coach to turn for Moten and ultimately got her on his team. The two later performed a stunning duet of "Just a Fool" in the Season 21 finale, and have even discussed a potential collaboration.
During her Blind Audition, the Tennessee-native and 35-year music industry veteran received a four-chair turn and brought the entire Coaching panel to a standing ovation with her incredible talent. As she spoke with the Coaches, Moten revealed that she's worked with industry heavyweights like Julio Iglesias, Michael McDonald, Vince Gill, and John Oates.
"You are what this show is all about—a voice that is so powerful, that is so transcendent, that you kind of move people to like, another level," said Coach Kelly Clarkson at the time of her performance. "I forgot that I hadn’t even pressed my button, I was just enjoying myself. It’s like your show, it was beautifully done."