One of the nice things about “The Voice” as a show is that you can have a great performance of song by singers who, musically, really do not have that much in common with one another. Take, for example, Amanda Brown and Shelby Brown for their versions of “Stars” by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals.
It’s still funny that we had never heard of this song before it was covered on a million different singing shows, but it does have a nice melody and translates well to a variety of different genres. This is why Shelby is able to do a great job here with a country rendition. All four coaches turn around, but is it really going to matter? Only one country singer so far with the option to choose Blake Shelton has went in another direction, so we’re not that optimistic. The one thing that we will say here is that Shelby is already showing a willingness to take on songs that are not in the traditional country catalogue.
The only thing that we see actually hurting Shelby at the moment is viewer perception of this season, which seems to be giving us a little bit of a country-overload as opposed to other genres. We feel like one of the main reasons for that, though, is that Blake’s presence leads to a number of country artists trying out, and also because this genre has featured more alumni in prominent roles than really any other. Danielle Bradbery, Cassadee Pope, Craig Wayne Boyd, and the Swon Brothers all have at least some sort of a presence. We’re not sure how true it is for notable alumni in other fields of music.
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