Week 2 of the live shows aired Monday night on “The Voice” Season 13, with country artist Ashland Craft representing Team Miley Cyrus in the Top 11. Craft’s goal this week was to showcase a song — in this case, Zac Brown Band‘s “Chicken Fried” — that fans could potentially see during one of her sold-out concerts. Do you think Craft did good enough to advance to the Top 10? Watch Craft’s performance from “The Voice” 2017 live shows above.
Our writer John Benutty live-blogged the episode, and as he declared, “This is a great song choice for Ashland — it’s upbeat and gritty enough to provide a new look at the type of artist she is. I do think she could be having a little more fun with the performance quality of the song, but she sounds immaculate and that’s what’s important here, isn’t it?!”
Back in her blind audition, Craft performed “You Are My Sunshine” and had three coaches turn their chairs around: Cyrus, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton. The next time we saw Craft in the battle rounds, she and Megan Rose sang “A Good Hearted Woman” and Craft was declared the winner by her coach Cyrus. In the knockouts Craft was paired up against Chloe Kohanski and Craft prevailed thanks to her performance of “Wanted Dead or Alive.” Craft’s rendition of “When I Think About Cheatin'” in the playoffs was good enough to send her through to the live shows. She sang “Delta Dawn” during Top 12 week.
Craft is 21 years old and currently resides in Piedmont, South Carolina. Here’s the official NBC bio: “Ashland comes from a small town where there aren’t a lot of musical opportunities. Her father has been a mechanic his whole life and has always believed in Ashland’s dream of being a musician. He even built her a music studio in the back of his garage in order to help her reach her goals, which has definitely helped her develop as an artist. Currently, Ashland has a steady gig at a local honky-tonk, Wendell’s Dippin Branch, where she is the lead singer of the house band. Though she loves her job, Ashland is hoping The Voice can help her prove that it’s possible to make it no matter where you’re from.”
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