Monday night on “The Voice,” rock singer Britton Buchanan represented Team Alicia Keys during the live Top 8 episode of Season 14. For this all-important semifinals show, the 18-year-old decided to take on Bruce Springsteen‘s “The Rising” because he’s one of Britton’s biggest personal inspirations. Do YOU think that Britton will advance to the Season 14 finale of NBC’s reality TV show? Watch “The Voice” performance video above.
“Woo-hoo-hoo!” screamed Alicia after Britton’s rocking performance. “I just continuously feel I’m blessed to be working with you, I’m blessed to be a part of this journey with you. But when you come on stage I see another side of you that I haven’t even seen the entire time. Every time it’s feeling like you’re refining more and more your freedom as an artist and your expression as an artist. What I just saw right here, this was like a piece out of what you wanted to say to the world. This rising that you’re talking about, this place that we can all go? I’m coming with you, man. And I think the entire America wants to go with you, too.”
Britton’s other performances on “The Voice” so far have included “Trouble,” “Thinking Out Loud,” “New York State of Mind,” “Some Kind of Wonderful,” “Small Town,” “Perfect” and “What’s Love Got to Do with It.” How does “The Rising” stack up to Britton’s other songs? Let us know down in the comments section.
In his recap of “The Voice,” our live-blogger John Benutty noted, “This kid just has exactly what it takes to win — he sings beyond his age, he performs with authenticity, his voice is impeccable and tonight he put on a show that belongs on a professional stage, like the Grammys, in honor of Bruce. Flawless, from start to finish. Everyone else is now playing for second place.”
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