Week 3 of the live shows began Monday night on “The Voice” Season 13, with country artist Red Marlow representing Team Blake Shelton in the Top 10. Marlow delivered an intimate rendition of Craig Morgan‘s “That’s What I Love About Sunday” this week, prompting Shelton to highlight his gift of storytelling. Do you think Marlow did good enough to advance to next week’s Top 8? Watch Marlow’s performance from “The Voice” 2017 live shows above.
Our writer Denton Davidson live-blogged the episode, and as he remarked, “These classic country ballads are where Red soars. Two are going home tomorrow night so I’m not surprised to see them playing it safe this week. Red broke into the top 10 on iTunes last week with a similar song, so why not stick with the same theme? I can’t say anything bad about Red’s voice, the guy can sing! He’s not always the most interesting performer to watch, but he delivered another solid performance.”
Back in his blind audition of the reality TV show, Marlow performed “Swingin'” and two of the coaches turned their chairs around: Shelton and Miley 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 Megan Rose, with Marlow proving victorious thanks to his rendition of “Outskirts of Heaven.” Marlow’s rendition of “Chiseled in Stone” in the playoffs was good enough to send him through to the live shows. He sang “The Church on Cumberland Road” during Top 12 week and “The Dance” during Top 11 week.
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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