Week 3 of the live shows began Monday night on “The Voice” Season 13, with country artist Ashland Craft representing Team Miley Cyrus in the Top 10. Craft showcased her rocker side this week by taking on Joan Jett and the Blackhearts‘ “I Hate Myself for Loving You.” Do you think Craft did good enough to advance to next week’s Top 8? Watch Craft’s performance from “The Voice” 2017 live shows above.
Our writer Denton Davidson live-blogged the episode, and as he declared, “Covered in rhinestones and sporting a short, red skirt, Ashland hit the stage like she had a point to prove. She sounds pretty good, but I would like her to pick up the energy a bit. She finally pulls the mic off the stand and drags the mic stand around to show a little personality. When Ashland performs you can see her thinking about what she is going to next. She just needs more experience performing because it doesn’t seem to come as naturally for her as it does others.”
Back in her blind audition of the reality TV show, 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 and “Chicken Fried” during Top 11 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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