Coach Blake Shelton certainly knows how to win “The Voice” championship with a country artist. He’s a country superstar himself and might have this year’s winner for Season 11 in Sundance Head. He took a risk on Monday in performing one of the hallmark songs of rival coach Alicia Keys taking on her smash hit “No One” for the Top 11 showdown (watch above). If Shelton has the winning artist again this time around, it will be the fifth time in the history of the NBC reality show. He is up against long-time opponent Adam Levine plus rookie coaches Miley Cyrus and Keys this season.
Regarding Monday’s performance, our writer Denton Davidson says: “For the second time this season Head took on a hit song from one of Blake’s rival coaches (earlier this season he performed Miley’s “The Climb”). With relative ease he injected a country twang into the soul song, not only making it his own but sounding genuine in his delivery. The performance earned a standing ovation from all four coaches, so if viewers at home have the same reaction, Head will have no problem advancing to the top 10.”
According to his official NBC bio, “Sundance’s father, Roy Head, was in the band The Traits, best known for their 1965 hit, “Treat Her Right.” When Sundance was 9, his older brother passed away in a tragic car accident, and his dad began to slow down his music career. At age 20, Sundance had the opportunity to record with ZZ Top through a connection from his dad, but started to play music professionally 13 years later.”
Prior to this week’s live show, performances for the year by the Texas native have been “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long” (blind audition song) by Otis Redding, “Feel Like Makin’ Love” (battle song) by Bad Company, “The Climb” (knockout song) by Miley Cyrus, “Blue Ain’t Your Color” (top 20) by Keith Urban, and “My Church” (top 12) by Maren Morris.
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