Night 1 of the playoffs aired Monday night on “The Voice” Season 13, with country artist Red Marlow performing Vern Gosdin‘s “Chiseled in Stone” for Team Blake Shelton. The performance impressed Shelton so much that he advanced Marlow to the live shows on NBC’s reality TV program, along with Chloe Kohanski and Keisha Renee. Watch Marlow’s winning performance from “The Voice” playoffs above.
Our writer Denton Davidson live-blogged the episode, and as he noted, “Jennifer Hudson thinks Red has amazing presence and can’t wait to go to his concert. Miley Cyrus wishes he was on her team because she thinks he can win the whole show. Adam Levine believes Red sings ‘the truth.’ Blake couldn’t be more proud as a coach.”
Back in his blind audition, Marlow performed “Swingin'” and two of the coaches turned their chairs around: Shelton and Cyrus. The next time we saw Marlow in the battle rounds, he and Ryan Scripps sang “Fishin’ in the Dark” and Marlow was declared the winner by his coach Shelton. In the knockouts Marlow was paired up against Katrina Rose, with Marlow proving victorious thanks to his rendition of “Outskirts of Heaven.”
Marlow is 40 years old and currently resides in Dickson, Tennessee. Here’s the 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.”
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