Auditioning on “The Voice” is nerve-wracking enough for contestants, however playing out an Ariana Grande song before the Grammy winner is added pressure.
“You have the audacity to sing Ariana’s song behind her,” John Legend told Gymani.
The 23-year-old Georgia native added her own heartfelt touch to Grande’s “pov” during the second night of Blind Auditions on Tuesday. Gymani knew the danger she was taking and singing a coach’s song typically doesn’t go over excessively well. (Remember when Lauren Hall was sent home during Season 17 in the wake of singing Clarkson’s “Breakaway.”)
“Singing this song in front of Ariana Grande is huge. I have very big shoes to fill,” said the mother of two. “I’m going to put that funk, that soul, that R&B on it.”
Gymani did precisely that and instantly acquired a chair turn from Grande and the remainder of the coaches, procuring the only four-chair turn of the night.
“That’s your song now. Take it,” said Grande, who had an out-of-body experience and didn’t “remember where I am or what’s happening” right now. “For the rest of my life, I’m going to be like, ‘Oh, I’m covering Gymani’s song.'”
She continued: “I am honored that you sang my song and I would be so honored to have you on my team. I would do anything. Whatever. I’ll literally do anything.”
Be that as it may, in light of the fact that Gymani selected a Grande song, didn’t mean Grande was a shoo-in. Gymani amazingly selected Clarkson as her coach, astonishing Clarkson herself.
“No one including me saw that happening,” Clarkson said. Of course, Shelton couldn’t wait to rub it in Grande’s face: “What happened? She sang your song!”
Prior in the night, Legend and Grande pulled out the popcorn (literally) for an epic battle between Clarkson and Shelton.
The arch rival coaches clashed for Lana Scott following her “whiney” rendition of “hole in the bottle” by Kelsea Ballerini, who filled in as a visitor coach for Clarkson last season.
Be that as it may, as indicated by Shelton, “Kelly won’t know” the song selection since she is curious about with country music. Clarkson objected: “I may not wear cowboy boots or a big ole buckle but I love country music.”
The contention got so extraordinary that Legend and Grande selected to leave the stage while Clarkson and Shelton combat it out. “Do you want to get a snack?” Grande asked.
“I feel like John and I are parents on a vacation or field trip with our children,” Grande said. Legend added, “These two cannot stop fighting.”
Scott eventually picked Shelton, giving the country cowboy ultimate bragging rights: “There’s nothing better than being ganged up on by all three of the coaches and still getting an artist.”