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Brayden Lape warmed the hearts of The Voice Coaches and audience with his performance of "This Town" by Niall Horan. Throughout his Blind Audition, Camila Cabello urged Blake Shelton to push his button, and he did so at the last minute.
But it seems he may have some competition as the show unfolds. Gwen Stefani expressed immediate remorse after learning Lape is only 15 years old. "That explains a lot for me, your age," she said. "Now I have super regret for not pressing my button. I'm so excited you're on the show. Blake, thank you for turning."
In reality, Lape may have Cabello to thank, since she was the one who hyped up Lape to Shelton. "I was like, 'Blake, you need this person on your team.' It's kind of singer-songwriter folk but with a pop sensibility. I'm telling you, this guy sounds like he could be on the radio. Blake, I'm telling you, you're 'gonna thank me for this later. This guy is your secret weapon." And, of course, Shelton had to throw a little shade at Cabello for this: "It took me that long to hit because I was having to listen to her say all this stuff. I was like, 'OK, OK, let me hit the button.'"
Of course, just because Lape is on Team Blake now doesn't mean he will be forever. "I'm crying and regretful that I didn't turn," Stefani said, telling Shelton, "You're 'gonna blow it, and I'm 'gonna steal him." Even Cabello jumped on this train, saying, "I might steal you, too!"
Lape, the sweet kid he is, told the Coaches, "I'm 'gonna be with him [Shelton] as long as I can." But even if he remains on Team Blake, Stefani told Lape, "You got Blake, but you got me, too. I'm here for you as your mom-ager." It's a sentiment she expressed the second she laid eyes on the young singer: "Your parents are so happy for you. Your new Coach Parents," she said.
Welcome to the family, Brayden Lape! We can't wait to see how you perform this season.
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