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How Jacquie Roar’s “Crazy,” “Powerful” Voice Led to a Reba McEntire Steal
Jacquie Roar might have lost the Battle in Season 24 ofThe Voice, but she still has a chance to win the war.
Roar, who earned a Four-Chair Turn for her performance of Gretchen Wilson’s "Here for the Party" during the Blind Auditions and ultimately decided to join Coach Gwen Stefani’s team, was pitted up against BIAS, who sang Blake Shelton’s “God's Country” in his Blind. For their Battle, the two performed Jelly Roll’s new hit song “Need a Favor.”
“When I was in my darkest relationship, I really did need a favor,” Roar said ahead of the performance, having been instructed by Stefani to harness how therapeutic she finds music while singing. “And, at this point, also, let’s just say I need a favor right now too going up against BIAS.”
“Jacquie is an amazing stage presence,” Stefani said of Roar during rehearsals. “She has dynamics, she can belt, she can do runs, she can do everything you would want for the show The Voice.”
Roar and BIAS performed the heck out of “Need a Favor,” notable for being a very recently released song, which are not typically featured on The Voice. Although all the Coaches were impressed by Roar’s powerful voice during the performance, John Legend and Niall Horan ultimately thought BIAS’s stage presence gave him the edge. Stefani ultimately agreed and announced that he’d won the Battle — though not before asking McEntire for advice.
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“I’d take both of ‘em,” the country legend said, though it turns out she would actually be snatching just one of them.
McEntire — who really seemed like she wanted Roar after her Blind audition — was enamored again. And, when given the chance to Steal her, McEntire didn’t waste any time.
“I want to say thank you,” Roar said after the decision, when Host Carson Daily asked if she had anything to say to Stefani. “But, I also want to say I'm a very hard worker, I'm a very hard singer, so somebody hit that button because I’m not leaving this stage.”
McEntire instantly hit the steal button.
“I don’t think we’ve ever had anybody who asks for the steal actually get it.” Carson noted.
“We don’t usually see a person that got a Four-Chair Turn up for a steal, so I was really thrilled about that,’ McEntire said.
The next phase for Roar — and for this Battle’s outright winner, BIAS — is Knockouts. Roar will get to select her own song and then face off against two of her new Team Reba teammates. Should Roar make it through Knockouts, it’s time for The Playoffs, and, finally, Live Performances.