Of the 11 artists who sang on Monday’s episode of “The Voice,” only two had all four judges hitting the button to turn their chairs. One of them was Troy Ramey who sang “Wild World,” a plaintive tune written and recorded by Cat Stevens back in 1970. It first appeared on the fourth album, “Tea for the Tillerman,” by this English singer-songwriter. He penned this song as words of wisdom to a lover who is leaving him. Ramey sang it in tribute to his late father (watch above).
Blake Shelton hit his button just after Ramey finished singing the first line of the song. That quick move inspired Shelton’s rival, Adam Levine, to turn too. Halfway through the song, Gwen Stefani joined them and Alicia Keys made it unanimous shortly before Ramey finished singing. While all four judges made their case to him as to why he should pick them as his coach, in the end he went with Stefani.
As per his official NBC bio: “Troy grew up in a modest family household. There was no TV but plenty of music. He dreamed of going to college to study engineering and play basketball, but after his dad’s death, he transferred to Boston College and focused on helping his mother. He started to jam with co-workers at a restaurant and joined a band called In Like Lions, which had a five-year run. Three years ago, he met his girlfriend, and they eventually moved to New York to make music together. He quit his job as an aerobics instructor to focus on music full time after some of his original music became popular on Spotify.”
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