Monday night during Night 5 of “The Voice” Season 15, post-Americana artist Joey Green took on The Who‘s “Baba O’Riley” and caused two coaches to turn their chairs around: Blake Shelton and Jennifer Hudson. Unfortunately for Jennifer, she made the epic mistake of saying that Joey’s style of music wasn’t even in her lane. Blake quickly pounced on that comment, and Joey soon became the newest member of Team Blake. Watch NBC’s “The Voice” blind audition video above and read the coaches’ comments below.
“Now I must admit, that’s not necessarily my lane,” Jennifer told Joey while trying to woo him over to Team JHud. “But this show is called ‘The Voice,’ and that voice deserves to be on this stage. Your turn, Blake.”
“Well, I’m glad she admitted that that’s not the coach you should choose,” Blake retorted. “That’s not her lane. It’s my lane. The thing that may give you the edge not just on red dirt artists, but on country artists in general, is just your range and the raspiness in your voice.”
Rival coaches Adam Levine and Kelly Clarkson took Blake to task, saying that post-Americana is his “neighborhood,” not his “lane.” But in the end Joey decided to pick Blake.
In his “The Voice” live blog, our recapper John Benutty had this to say about the performance: “Texan Joey Green was the next to perform for the coaches, showing off what he calls his ‘post-Americana’ genre with ‘Baba O’Riley’ by The Who. Choosing such a big song meant that Joey’s voice had to be big, too, and sure enough it had the power to earn Jennifer and Blake’s support. Jennifer readily admitted that Joey is ‘not her [her] lane,’ which Blake used to his advantage, claiming to be in Joey’s lane. Though Blake thought Joey was going to pick Jennifer, it turns out he chose to join Team Blake because he has family from Oklahoma (where Blake is from).”