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How Val T. Webb’s “Stupendous,” “Literal Silk” Voice Sparked a Steal: "a Generational Talent"

Watching an Artist learn that they're not actually going home will never get old.

By Josh Weiss

Watching a Voice Artist learn they won't actually be sent home after a Battle elimination never gets old. Just as she was about to leave the stage following a head-to-head with fellow Team Chance member RLETTO, Val T. Webb, a 43-year-old musician from New Braunfels, Texas, found herself at the center of a Steal invoked by John Legend.

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If anyone deserved to stay in the game, it's certainly Webb, who netted an impressive 4-Chair Turn during Blinds. "As soon as Chance [chose] RLETTO, I was like, 'Well, Val's coming to Team Legend,'" said Legend, who previously won Season 16. "Her voice is smooth; she has gorgeous range, gorgeous range. Val can sing!"

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"I'm grateful to Chance, but I'm ready to work with my new Coach. Man, we were supposed to be together from the jump," added an ecstatic Webb in a post-Steal interview. Before she could continue, Legend snuck up behind the singer and welcomed her home. He also declared his surprise Steal to be an act of sweet vengeance against the "sadistic" Chance.

Team Chance member Val T. Webb was stolen by John Legend during The Voice Season 25 Battles

Rletto and Val T Webb perform on The Voice Episode 2510

Webb and RLETTO performed a cover of Whitney Houston's "Saving All My Love for You," which divided the Coaches. Dan + Shay and John Legend couldn't pick a favorite, while Reba McEntire threw her support behind Webb.

"They were just singing Whitney Houston. That's the toughest thing you could do on this show," said Chance after hearing the feedback from his colleagues. "RLETTO, you really showed out, and I hope that you feel that because when you were in your lower register, the movement you were doing was very signature. And Val, you are a generational talent. Obviously, you the have vocal control, but your physical body control...when you directed the band for the break that they did, it reminded us that you're seasoned, that you know what you're doing."

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"Chance, thank you so much for giving me a chance," said Webb in what she believed would be her final speech of the season. "Thank you for your encouragement [and] all your beautiful words. It's an honor. Thank you."