During Night 3 of “The Voice” Season 13 battle rounds, Red Marlow and Ryan Scripps of Team Blake Shelton performed Nitty Gritty Dirt Band‘s “Fishin’ in the Dark.” Jennifer Hudson remarked that “Red is my type of guy,” Miley Cyrus noted that Scripps is a more current artist, while Adam Levine admitted that they were “both equal.” But what did their coach Shelton think? Watch Red Marlow and Ryan Scripps battle it out in “The Voice” video above.
“Both of you guys represent country music,” Shelton told his two artists. “Red, Miley’s right. Your voice and your sound, it throws back to those guys that we think of when we think of Nashville. And Ryan, you embody what’s happening on radio with current country music. But I gotta say, when we listen to the vocals in this battle, that’s really what this decision has to come down to for me. You guys are great singers and it is very equal in a lot of ways.”
After a slight pause, Shelton finally announced, “The winner of this battle … is Red.” Will Marlow end up being Shelton’s sixth champion on “The Voice”? Let us know your thoughts down in the comments section.
Marlow is 40 years old and currently resides in Dickson, Tennessee. Here is his official NBC bio: “Red is as country as it gets, with a love of skeet shooting, fishing and hunting. His dad is a preacher, so growing up he was exposed to a lot of bluegrass and gospel. At 22, Red decided to move to Nashville to further his music career and ended up becoming a demo singer. He was fortunate to make a living singing songs for songwriters for about 15 years, but being a musician is difficult and he’s struggled to break through as a solo artist. Recently, Red took a step back from music in order to support his family. He started his own construction company called Mr. Fix All, and though he enjoys it, The Voice has given him one last shot to see if he can make music his full-time job.”
Scripps is 24 years old and currently lives in San Jose, California. His official NBC bio states: “Ryan picked up a guitar when he was nine years old and has loved music ever since. As a kid, he played in a jazz band, and in high school became the lead guitar player for a local rock band. Ryan’s voice has always been deep for his age, so he was always shy about singing. After posting covers on YouTube, Ryan received a lot of positive feedback and discovered his love of singing. Being from San Jose, country music isn’t very popular, so finding gigs was tough. In order to make money, Ryan enrolled in an EMT program. After completing the program at 23, he started experiencing heart palpitations. He found out he has adrenaline-induced heart arrhythmia. Although it’s not life-threatening, being an EMT is very stressful, so Ryan was forced to choose another path. Currently, he is a CrossFit instructor to make ends meet. The Voice is his opportunity to break out into the country music scene and pursue music full time.”
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