Monday night on NBC, 37-year-old Tish Haynes Keys sang Aretha Franklin‘s “Chain of Fools” during the blind auditions of “The Voice” Season 14. The St. Louis, Missouri resident comes from a family of gospel singers, but she’s ready to challenge herself and learn different types of music. Two coaches — Adam Levine and Kelly Clarkson — turned their chairs around for Tish, and she ultimately chose to be on Team Adam. Can Tish make it all the way to the Season 14 live shows? Watch “The Voice” blind audition performance video above.
“I pushed my button for you, Tish, because it would almost be disrespectful to the art of singing to not push my button on a show called ‘The Voice’ for that voice,” declared Adam. “The most important thing for to do would be for you to explore things beyond just your vocal power. You’ve gotta push yourself to try some new and different things and I think that’s gonna propel you to an unbelievable height. I would love to have you on my team.”
In his recap of “The Voice,” our live-blogger John Benutty wrote, “Tonight she sang ‘Chain of Fools’ by Aretha Franklin, letting her voice soar from start to finish and earning back to back chair turns from Adam and Kelly. As a singing competition alum who also sang Aretha, Kelly was blown away and put up a good fight to get Tish on her team. But even with that, Adam won her by promising to take her out of her comfort zone, an idea that appealed to her.”
Blind auditions air for the first six episodes of “The Voice” Season 14 on NBC. What do you think of this season and new coach Kelly Clarkson so far? Be sure to sound off down in the comments section. See the full list of “The Voice” past winners.